Filmstars as TV hosts

The Reema Khan Show

First aired: 2010

Last aired: 2011

Channel: Samaa

With no film projects to keep them busy, Pakistani film stars have no choice but to look towards television to earn their living. Some of them have taken up hosting of talk shows and I must say they are doing an alright job. For instance I occasionally watch the re-run of Afzal Khan a.k.a Rambo and Sahiba’s  morning show on Apna TV at night. Even though it is a Punjabi show, for non-Punjabi speakers the conversation between the movie star couple and the guests is quite easy to follow as most of the Punjabi is diluted with Urdu and english words. Sahiba talks only in Urdu which is quite stupid cuz her husband Rambo talks in Punjabi. Sahiba is quite a boring host although she has amazing skin but I enjoy Rambo’s antics and his light-hearted banter with the guests.

The Reema Khan show a talk show program was hosted by the pretty and well-groomed film star and director Reema, whose re-runs were often aired by Samaa TV before Ramzan began. Although I had issues with the kind of guests she brought in for her show such as Atiqa Odho, Pervez Musharraf, Imran Khan ( Khan sahab ensures his appearance in every random channel and program) Reema was charming and articulate and had a natural flair in hosting for TV.

Featuring the likes of Salmaan Taseer, Shahid Afridi, Javed Sheikh, Faisal Sabzwari, Rana Sanaullah, she made her guests sing to their wives or dedicate poetic verses to them. On the one hand one can point out that why is a film star interviewing a politician or cricketers but then it makes complete sense that these three entities who are larger than life figures and constantly in the limelight, are part of such a show as they totally get each other.

Links:

Reema chatting with Salmaan and Amna Taseer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leFpzxnDG3w

Reema interviewing Mukhataran Maiee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k15BCKUVswU

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