Khabarnaak

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Khabarnaak (Urdu :خبرناک) is a Pakistani Comedy television show that airs on 11:05pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on GEO News. Aftab Iqbal hosts the show, with Honey and Saleem Albela while Mir Mohammad Ali adds life to the show with hilarious parodies of politicians and celebrities.[1]

Khabarnaak
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The opening title screen for Khabarnaak
Genre Comedy
Satire
Format 4:3
Directed by Farhan Adeel[1]
Presented by Aftab Iqbal
Zainab Jameel
Sofia Mirza
Starring Mir Mohammad Ali
Honey Albela
Saleem Albela
Agha Majid
Lucky Dear
Akram Udaas
Rubi Anum
Farhat Abbas Shah
Majid Jehangir
Abid Farooq
Country of origin Pakistan
Original language(s) Urdu
Punjabi
Production
Producer(s) Shehbaz Safdar Ali and Zeeshan Hussain[1]
Camera setup Multicamera
Broadcast
Original channel GEO News
Original airing September 2010
External links
Website

Concept[edit]

Khabarnaak features Aftab Iqbal as the host and Mir Mohammad Ali as many different celebrities. With the antics of Master jee, Rubi Anum, Majid Jehangir and Aroo Grenade, the show attracts audiences from different spheres of life. Saleem and Honey Albela add humor through their witty comments. They discuss politics, current affairs and society's problems.[1]
Khabarnaak is a show where eccentric characters discuss all aspects of the society which need attention. Politics is the major topic of discussion. It also features a section Zabaan o Bayaan where Aftab Iqbal corrects the wrong use of the language that is common among the people.[2] Moreover, Naseer Bhai guesses the composer, lyrists and actors by listening to songs which are suggested by the hosts as well as the audience. Cartoonist Imran Bobby depicts political scenarios through his cartoons.

Parodies[edit]

Mir Mohammad Ali parodies several celebrities, in many instances Pakistani politicians only.

Special Episodes[edit]

  • Eid Episodes

Usually, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Ali dresses up as Aftab Iqbal and hosts a portion of the show while parodying Iqbal.

  • Imran Khan special

Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Imran Khan was interviewed during this episode.[3]

History[edit]

Aftab Iqbal used to host the show Hasb-e-Haal. He left it in April 2010.[4]
Due to his fall out with Hasb-e-Haal, Aftab surprised viewers by showing up on GEO TV show Choraha. The first episode of Khabarnaak was aired on 11 September 2010. The first episode's cast included popular stage artists like Naseem Vicky, Nasir Chinioti and Badr Khan along with Amanullah Khan (Hakeem Sahab) and Sakhawat Naz (Jeeda driver). Later, Naz and Khan became the regular cast and they were joined by Honey and Saleem Albela in 2011. Iftikhar Thakur joined the show just before the 2013 General Elections.

In another surprise break-up, Amanullah Khan, Sakhawat Naz and Iftikhar Thakur left the show in August 2013 due to undisclosed reasons and started appearing on Dunya TV in program Mazaaq Raat. Naz and Amanullah Khan were part of the show since its inception. In place of this trio, Agha Majid a.k.a Aroo Grenade (who had earlier appeared on a few episodes), Rubi Anum (Sadiq) and Farhat Abbas Shah (Master jee) were added to the regular cast. Lucky Dear, Majid Jehangir, Abid Farooq and Akram Udaas also appear on some shows.

Hostesses[edit]

The show has been presented by many hostesses, namely:

References[edit]

External links[edit]