SHE is known for making her audience chuckle - but will comedian Shazia Mirza be laughing after her stint on Celebs in Solitary? The actress and writer has shown she is not shy of pushing boundaries with her comedy - but what else do we know about her? Here's the lowdown... Who is Shazia Mirza? Mirza was born in October 1979 in Birmingham as the eldest daughter of Pakistani parents, who moved to Britain's 'Second City' in the 1960s. Before finding fame as an entertainer, she worked as a science teacher and once taught Dizzee Rascal, the award-winning rapper. Her stand-up career really began to gain prominence thanks to a joke she would make at the start of acts soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "My name is Shazia Mirza - at least, that is what it says on my pilot's license," she would say, in reference to the men who hijacked four passenger planes before deliberately crashing them in 2001. Apart from her comedy shows, Mirza is also a regular contributor to a variety of … [Read more...] about Who is Shazia Mirza? Celebrity Island 2017 castaway, stand-up comedian, writer and TV panellist
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Indian and Pakistani army soldiers were filmed dancing together to Bollywood and Punjabi songs following joint military anti-terrorism drills in Russia. The dance party took place at an anti-terrorism drill hosted by Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and held in Russian town of Chebarkul. The rare camaraderie between both armies was captured by India-based New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV). “The soldiers of all participating countries were attending a function arranged by the Indian Army on the second-last day of the exercises, where they celebrated together by dancing,” reports Pakistani newspaper, the Express Tribune. The SCO Peace Mission 2018 was the first summit involving troops from eight member countries. It ended on August 30 after eight days of exercises. The military meetup takes place every two years, but this is the first time two South Asian nuclear neighbors participated in the event. READ MORE: Russia should be back in G7 as ‘we spend 25% of … [Read more...] about Indian & Pakistani army troops join together for Bollywood dance party (VIDEO)
In spite of accumulating countless TV documentary filmmaking ‘air miles’ over the last thirty-odd years, I found Rivers of Blood: 50 Years On a highly challenging project to work on for a variety of reasons. To begin with, aside from producing and directing this landmark 90-minute documentary for Channel 5, I chose to do most of the filming as well. Casting was tricky, too. Not least as my vision for the film involved approaching the half-century of British race relations since Enoch Powell’s epoch-making speech from a deliberately non-white perspective. In addition, I wanted to canvass a representative cross-section of black and minority ethnic (BAME) opinion from all over the country on this perennially sensitive topic. My ambitions for the film resulted in my casting producer recruiting five families from various ethnic and religious communities, from as far field as Inverness in the Scottish Highlands and Hayes, Middlesex. To complicate the matter further, I … [Read more...] about The Unique, Highly Challenging Task Of Film A Documentary On ‘Rivers Of Blood’ From A Non-White Perspective
Pakistan’s foreign minister has suggested that a Bollywood star who was sentenced to five years in prison for poaching a protected species of Indian antelope, received the lengthy punishment because he was Muslim. Salman Khan one of the highest paid actors in the world, was convicted of the 1998 shooting two rare blackbuck deer from his car window at a wildlife preserve near the city of Jodhpur, in the country's north west. The animals are protected by India's wildlife laws. Public prosecutors alleged that the 52-year-old and four other actors in the car with him fled the scene, leaving the carcasses behind. Read more Bollywood actor Salman Khan jailed for killing two endangered deer Pakistan’s foreign minister, Khawaja Asif, claimed that the actor who is known for his bad boy image, had received the long sentence because he was … [Read more...] about Salman Khan: Bollywood star who killed endangered antelope was jailed because he is Muslim, Pakistan’s foreign minister says
IN the ring, Amir Khan was once compared to the great Muhammad Ali after winning an Olympic silver aged just 17 in Athens all the way back in 2004. The boxer has been the headlines this year due to his tumultuous relationship with wife Faryal Makhdoom and he almost made it to the final of I'm A Celebrity. Here's everything you need to know... 💰How to claim your FREE £30 bet on I'm a Celeb💰1 Register for Sun Bets here 2 Bet £10 or more 3 Sun Bets will stick a £30 bet in your account Who is Amir Khan? What is his background? Amir Khan was born in Bolton on December 8, 1986. He grew up in the Greater Manchester town in a British-Pakistani family, who are Muslim by faith. Khan went to Smithills School in the town and then Bolton Community College. He has one brother, Harry, also a boxer and two sisters. He began to box aged 11, winning three English schools titles and three junior ABA titles, before winning gold at the 2003 Junior Olympics and … [Read more...] about What is Amir Khan’s net worth, when was boxer evicted from I’m A Celebrity 2017 and who is his wife Faryal Makhdoom?