Begum ki talash – Begum Nawazish Ali

Guys, this is interesting. Begum Nawazish Ali is looking for a begum. He’s sick of his bachelor life and needs to look for a life partner. The interesting thing is the search for the begum. Begum will be conducting one-on-one research and will be meeting the women interested from all over Pakistan on 19th June at Karachi.pr_41_begumnawazish.jpg

It is all part of a reality show (Ali Saleem – kon Teri Dulhan) They also have an official website for the proposed show.

So far the news has not been published by the media,though is expected tomorrow.

About the show (from the official website)

The show revolves around Ali Saleem, the eligible bachelor, who publicly announced in a press conference on 14th June 2007 that he is exhausted with his single lifestyle and now wishes to settle down with the girl of his dreams.

Looking for his bride, Ali requested all the women interested in marrying him to either apply through the website or come for an open audition taking place all over Pakistan: 19th June in Karachi, 25th June in Islamabad and 30th June in Lahore. Ali will then go through each profile and select suitable candidates, whom he will meet in order to get to know better.

The show begins with an introduction to Ali and his vibrantly wacky lifestyle, where his friends and family let us in on the unseen side of him. We will get to know the deep side of Ali from a totally different perspective.

Followed by the introduction, which intends to help the candidates, their families and the audience to know Ali as a person, the series will showcase Ali’s encounter with the candidates. At this point Ali will have individual meetings with each candidate and the audience will be able to live through each meeting, as Ali gets to be a part of the female’s and their family’s life.

Based upon how well the performance of each meeting is, which is how the ladies relate to Ali and how he relates to them, Ali will choose to carry forth with the ‘getting to know process. However Ali will have to follow a process of elimination where the female candidates are narrowed down week to week.

The catch to the show is that at any point during the process if a candidate decides she is no longer interested in Ali, although he may still be interested in her, she may leave. For some of the women on the show, Ali will visit their hometowns and they in turn will meet Ali’s family and friends.

The show is sure to be a roller coaster ride of emotions for both Ali and the women, as Ali will give a behind-the-scenes look into his life and the lives of each person involved in this unique search for his better half. Eventually Ali will be down to one lady, the lady who is ‘the one’ for him.

27 Comments so far

  1. Salman A. (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 10:19 pm

    The guy is a good entertainer. It is hard to find such talented new comers with some degree of originality. I wish him good luck on this new venture.

  2. Jamshed. A (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 10:37 pm


    This will happen in Pakistan….really….I must be very backward or old….hmmmm

  3. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 10:49 pm

    Oh my God she is a guy ? oooppss I mean he is a guy ? I thought she is a woman.
    Initially when you wrote that Begum is looking for a begum so I thought that “Is she lesb” -:).

  4. br0ke (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

    isnt he a queer….
    i just think he is a glorified hijra(unic).

  5. lost_in_the_maze (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 11:38 pm

    I pity the fool that falls for her…err…him??

  6. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 1:50 am

    recently lahore high court sent two behind bars for 3 years in a case of same sex marriage/sex change..

  7. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 2:11 am

    i think he should marry Mohsin Sayeed

  8. Karachiite (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 2:21 am

    wait!! isnt that guy bisexual??

  9. x (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 2:40 am

    He’s a gay Hijra, I think.

  10. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 3:01 am

    For the sake of sounding pessimistic – the government of Pakistan enforces a PEMRA ordinance to stop the media from reporting biased anti-govt political content with the excuse of ‘responsible media & asking it to project a positive image of Pakistan’

    While at the same time they choose to endorse this program and clamber to come onto his show, granted it may be entertaining for many, but without doubt it is a sign degrading morals of our society. Has the PEMRA ordinance been only limited to political view.

    In other news – the PEMRA ordinance still stands as it is despite public statements by the President of withdrawal, its been five days and no notification has been issued confirming the withdrawal so I suspect those public statements were simply to deflect the media attention.

  11. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 3:22 am

    Begum Nawazish Ali says that 12may has exposed both MQM and Musharraf in front of every one and he is getting too much pressure from federal n provincial govt so he can’t continue his programme anymore coz he don’t want to get killed by MQM(bori mein bund lash) …

  12. Balma (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 4:03 am

    * Previous posts:

    recently lahore high court sent two behind bars for 3 years in a case of same sex marriage/sex change..

    Posted by: d0ct0r at June 15, 2007 01:50 AM

    wait!! isnt that guy bisexual??

    Posted by: Karachiite at June 15, 2007 02:21 AM
    He’s a gay Hijra, I think.

    Posted by: x at June 15, 2007 02:40 AM

    What is wrong with you people?

    And what is wrong if someone is hijRa?
    Was it someone’s own choice that he/she became hijra?

    Just for clarification: I find gays repulsive, but they have a right to live and earn money. I feel sorry for hijRaas, and we should be rehemdil towards them. Lesbians????? Well, I find them very kinky:-)

  13. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 5:09 am

    I feel that this Hijra getup is limited to Ali Saleem’s stage play thats it. In real life hes far from it. Its his costume to fame and fortune which he was able to capitalize on it very well despite the hijra stigma

  14. Imran (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 9:48 am

    he is a perfectly straight GUY … his first public appearance was impersonating Benazir Bhutto … which was liked by ex prime minister also … he then took it too next level and out came this … its just fame and fortune which makes him do this … hes no gay or hijra in real life …

  15. FARAZ (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 11:52 am

    Pakistan used to be a lot more innocent (at least on the surface) last time I was fortunate enough to be there. This is sad.

  16. Asim (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 2:03 pm

    Has anyone heard the song? A friend of mine who is a journalist and was at the press conference yesterday said that Ali has made a song called “Kon Teri Dulhaniya” and that it is a really catchy hip hop number. Can anyone tell me where I can get the song from?

  17. Noumaan (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 2:51 pm

    I am quite surprised. Not over Ali Saleem’s reality show but the comments here. The casual usage of hateful words like Hijra, queer, gay, lesbian, etc in a hateful tone is quite shameful. and the association of the so called Pakistani morals with entertainment industry. Such a shame that even in the 21st century you guys can not tolerate a man dressed up like a woman for the sake of having fun while entertaining others. Please put Islam and television debate aside. Islam even prohibits your hourly “Aur Sunao” and “Talk Shawk” ads. Why impose islamic pakistani society morals on Ali Saleem and why not impose the morals on rest of the television? Perhaps people here have their own idea of moral righteousness and they want to impose it on others.

    Isn’t this the time that you, the so called macho straight guys come out of your closets and learn to live with the reality of a not-so-straight world? Even if Mr. Saleem is a bisexual does that mean he can not be happy and proud? Why you want to deny alternate sexualities their basic right to the pursuit of happiness?

  18. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 8:31 pm

    What this post has to do with Karachi?

  19. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 9:23 pm

    Begum Sahiba is a famous Karachiite , isn’t that enough…

  20. donga (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 2:31 am

    He is a self confessed gay who broke up with his boyfriend … He is going thru a phase of social pressure and sexual experimentation (read turning bi) so the girl he chooses would have to contend that he might turn into a bisexual!!!

    Or he just might remain gay (and married to a girl) like many more famous ppl like Amir Adnan etc…

  21. pkhan (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 12:53 pm

    Atleat he has talent, and aadaa and style and knows how to dressup.

  22. FootnMouth (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

    Ive heard this from inside Media circles that he was opting to get his sex drive changed and he was pressurized not to by his parents

    This is another “controversial step to fame for him” as he’s gay and the poor woman he ends up marrying will have a disastrous life

  23. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 1:55 pm

    as i said earlier Mohsin Sayeed suits him well..

  24. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 1:57 pm
  25. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 2:01 am

    he is just freak!! nothing else.

  26. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on June 18th, 2007 @ 12:53 pm

    Begum’s end is near too last show to be aired on 1st july

  27. Tranie Tronic (unregistered) on June 27th, 2007 @ 10:33 pm

    Dear Ali Saleem,

    I heard about your new show and plans to find a bride. Please accept my candidature as a suitable “begum”. I have not fully transitioned as yet, so if they send us to jail for 3 years in Pakistan, we can always escape and come live here in Canada where such marriages are acceptable and legal. Good luck with the show, I hope to come and meet you soon.
    best regards, xxx tranie

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