Pantene announces five new faces
Port Grand buzzed with activity as Pantene geared up to announce its five new faces at an event held on Thursday evening.
The crowd gathered at Napier’s Tavern, a restaurant at the entrance of Port Grand’s food street. The richness in the décor coupled with wooden furniture transported one into another time. As guests strolled in and made themselves comfortable, the curious chatter about the new Pantene representatives grew.
Model Hira Tareen entered the hall wearing a gold top and black pair of jeans from Mango. Moomal Sheikh followed in a grey Ayesha-Somaya jumpsuit. A few minutes later, TV host/VJ Urwa tul Wusqua made an entrance in an electric blue top and jeans that she had put together from her own wardrobe.
Strangely enough, there was an uneasy silence after the entrance of the three representatives as they sat up on a sofa at the front. To break the awkwardness, actor Sarwat Gilani walked in, looking elegant in a cream-coloured Amna Aqeel shalwar kameez. She was clearly upset at her tardiness. “I am so sorry, I got late…I was rushing but I am mad at myself for not being on time,” she whispered softly to the others. Gilani’s late arrival was certainly a blessing in disguise, as her entrance broke the ice between the young celebrities, who then spoke amongst themselves with ease. The fifth representative, stylist Saba Ansari, could not make it to the event due to family commitments, she informed The Express Tribune.
Following the discussion about the shampoo, high-tea was served – sans tea! The snacks included pasta, sandwiches, fries, rolls and fruit tarts, but guests exchanged confusing looks as they realised that tea was not going to be 0served.
Meesha Shafi kicked off the night with her soulful renditions of “Chori Chori” and “Lambi Judaai”. Shafi, dressed in pink-orange cargoes and an indigo top paired with a colourful scarf, wowed the crowd with her powerful performance.
“What I enjoyed most is that it was a very intimate gathering and the smallest gig I have ever done,” Shafi told The Express Tribune. “Since I have gone solo, this is my first ever performance in Karachi.”
The crowd clapped and complimented Shafi as she sang Coke Studio’s “Ishq Aap Bhe Awalla” and “Alif Allah.” But what really rocked the evening was her cover of the Nazia Hassan classic, “Boom Boom”.