Stupidisco: Mansoor Ijaz features in music video

Published: January 18, 2012
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Screenshots from the video of Stupidisco by Junior Jack.

Screenshots from the video of Stupidisco by Junior Jack.

Mansoor Ijaz has once again made waves in Pakistan, this time for his appearance in a music video as a commentator at a kinky wrestling match. The Pakistani-American businessman has also confirmed that he was part of the shoot.

The video for Italian house DJ Junior Jack’s 2004 single ‘Stupidisco’, features scantily clad female wrestlers fighting it out on stage.

Ijaz told The Associated Press (AP) on Wednesday that the music video was not a hoax, adding that he thought the video’s emergence was part of an effort by Husain Haqqani to discredit him ahead of his testimony but conceded he had no evidence of this.

He appears in the video at the 2:47 mark and comments on the ongoing match. At one point he is heard saying, “Look at that, we’ve got some real tumbling going on here.”

“I did this as a favor for my wife’s best friend, whose planned actor for the part did not show up for the shoot that day,” Ijaz said in a telephone interview with AP from an undisclosed location. He said the video shoot took place in Brussels and that there was no other person available with an American accent.

I was never present for any part of the video where those naked girls were shown. My wife was present at all times.

The video started making rounds on Twitter late Tuesday, with questions being raised regarding whether it was actually Ijaz who appeared in the video.

Outspoken Mansoor Ijaz has caused a stir in Pakistan after writing a column in a London based newspaper alleging that a Pakistani government official — alleged to be the PPP’s Husain Haqqani — had asked him to deliver a controversial document to Admiral Mike Mullen, requesting him to deliver a warning to the Pakistani military against a takeover.

A key witness of the Memogate scandal, Ijaz is likely to appear before the judicial commission tasked with probing the controversy on January 24.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly mentioned American newspaper instead of London based. The error has been rectified.

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Reader Comments (47)

  • Afaaq
    Jan 18, 2012 - 7:46PM

    Icing on the cake …

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  • Jan 18, 2012 - 7:54PM

    Lets make this music video as popular as “Memo Gate” scandal. :D

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  • Ahmad
    Jan 18, 2012 - 8:02PM

    The ‘real tumbling’ has yet to happen :D

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  • Acorn Guts
    Jan 18, 2012 - 8:04PM

    I just had to laugh. An internet banality delivered in the perfect journalistic fashion by ET:

    Ijaz appears in the video at the 2:47 mark and comments on the ongoing match. At one point he is heard saying, “Look at that, we’ve got some real tumbling going on here.”

    Well, the guy wanted to appear in a music video and have some fun while he was it .. what a character!

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  • Seizure
    Jan 18, 2012 - 8:12PM

    I love this guy.

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  • Talha
    Jan 18, 2012 - 8:12PM

    Mansoor Ijaz for president of Pakistan.

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  • Javed
    Jan 18, 2012 - 8:33PM

    This made the headlines???

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  • Frankly...
    Jan 18, 2012 - 8:35PM

    How much this video is related to the MEMO?ET!

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  • Fahad
    Jan 18, 2012 - 8:37PM

    This is just bizarre. Hard to believe a ”prominent businessman” like him moonlights as an extra for music videos. Something is very wrong here.

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  • Khan
    Jan 18, 2012 - 8:42PM

    LOOOL This guy is multi-talented!!! A businessman, a peace broker, an alleged spy, a whistleblower and even a commentator in an Italian Dj’s music video :p

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  • Lofted Shot
    Jan 18, 2012 - 8:50PM

    Ameerika Teaches him well to get SPOILED :D

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  • Anwar
    Jan 18, 2012 - 8:54PM

    Seems fake to me! It is not his voice.

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  • Khan
    Jan 18, 2012 - 9:00PM

    The assertion that Mansoor Ijaz wrote in an American paper is incorrect. He wrote in Financial Times op-ed which is edited in London.

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  • ali
    Jan 18, 2012 - 9:38PM

    I really don’t understand our Media… On one hand they publicize Ijaz at incredible speed, and on the an other they say He is the one who has been involved in the politics of Pakistan since Baby’s time and also caused her Govt. sank with out mercy. And Now again he has come up with an other piece of news to jolt Pakistan.
    Our media should fully investigate the matter themselves… we call it Free Media not only because it will not be subjected to Ban rather it will freely investigate the matter and owes responsibility to stand behind it. Many anchors have started to realize what the Hell Memo is all about. To my surprise i have almost read dozen of articles, comments of different politicians, no body has even bothered to tell that in brief.
    some one please tell me what if S.C says the Memo Exists… will she sentence President or Haqqani… Absolutely not. there is nothing coming out of it, every body will see.
    Its a mystery only Ijaz and His company knows… who are in his company.. that should be investigated also.
    so well so far for the Govt.. lets see how things go….Recommend

  • Sher Ali Asim
    Jan 18, 2012 - 9:50PM

    He is a multi talanted person.

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  • umair
    Jan 18, 2012 - 9:53PM

    but just like by law Asif Zardari has presidential immunity…So by law it doesn’t matter if Mr. Ijaz is involved in such activity..American generals accepted that they received a memo. Infact it raise the question why Hussain Haqqani was exchanging personal BBM messages with Ijaz???

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  • Uzair
    Jan 18, 2012 - 10:07PM

    Not one to defend an arrogant like Mansoor Ijaz here, but the video looks fishy to me, with him spliced in. Two observations:
    – He is only shown by himself, and does not have a shot with the other commentator or spectators in the frame.
    – At 3:17 in the video, they show BOTH commentators and the one on the left is clearly not Mansoor, but the one as in the original video.

    Pretty hilarious nonetheless!Recommend

  • A.Khan
    Jan 18, 2012 - 10:12PM

    its time to shine for Pakistan in each and every field of business! in music too :)

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  • mani
    Jan 18, 2012 - 10:19PM

    i don’t know the reality of video but if so then it is his personal life.

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  • smssr84
    Jan 18, 2012 - 10:41PM

    I wonder who searched up this video!… its not a new upload!…. ppl should start getting life!!

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  • Ali S
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:54PM

    Something about him just screams “attention seeker” doesn’t it?

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  • shahzad
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:57PM

    I don’t get what the big deal is all about. Remember that he is an American and in western culture doing a small acting role such as this is pretty normal.

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  • Jan 19, 2012 - 12:05AM

    And i got proof for it , that i tweeted it almost 22 hours ago first , can give the screen shots for that , i hope you will fix this , Thanks

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  • syed atiq
    Jan 19, 2012 - 12:18AM

    What does this has to do with the current case. This is his personal matter. All this show is that the guy is tallented.Recommend

  • zain
    Jan 19, 2012 - 1:04AM

    so this is secret weapon of ISI

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  • ishaq
    Jan 19, 2012 - 1:41AM

    This Video Should be Presented at the MEMO Comission Now here is the
    Real Sadiq and Ameen Person For Our Judges. LOL

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  • ishaq
    Jan 19, 2012 - 1:46AM

    @Anwar, Its not necessary to use orignal voice in music Videos.
    and here Mansoor Ejaz is not singing he is doing a role of commentator.

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  • Jan 19, 2012 - 3:05AM

    Your move Veena.

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  • Mirza
    Jan 19, 2012 - 4:22AM

    Does character matter or not? What else does this guy have that has yet to come out?

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  • Imran
    Jan 19, 2012 - 6:28AM

    What if another movie of his comes out? And that one being porn? With the kind of character he is, nothing is unexpected.

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  • Imran
    Jan 19, 2012 - 6:46AM

    Probably that was his this shady business how he hooked Pasha on the first place!

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  • Umer
    Jan 19, 2012 - 6:57AM

    @Mirza:

    Character doesn’t matter for characterless ISI. Anything that gets the dirty job done.

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  • Mahmood
    Jan 19, 2012 - 8:39AM

    Sorry to burst everyones bubble but anyone with basic video editing skills will tell you that this is a fake. Feel free to look up the original version.

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  • MarkH
    Jan 19, 2012 - 9:58AM

    Nobody, no matter how hard they tried or how smart they are, could have seen this one coming. It’s like one of those things people wouldn’t really believe if they heard it and would require proof (like this) to remotely take it seriously.

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  • Attif Abbas
    Jan 19, 2012 - 10:06AM

    This act of Mansoor Ijaz looks to have more punishment under the Pakistani Constitution than article 6.

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  • somebody
    Jan 19, 2012 - 11:01AM

    The uncensored version of the video has a better ending – let’s just say, nobody loses the match and everyone wins.

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  • Ahad
    Jan 19, 2012 - 11:20AM

    @ Mahmood
    Ijaz already admitted this!

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  • Samir
    Jan 19, 2012 - 12:22PM

    @Mahmood: Sorry to burst YOUR bubble but he’s admitted to acting in this video. The version you looked up without him in it is the video for a remix of the song that leaves him out of the frame but still includes his voice. So please don’t act so smug next time.

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  • Jan 19, 2012 - 4:11PM

    mansoor is saying that hussain haqqani is behind this issue.. may be he is right and may b not.. it looks that both mansoor and hussain are not credible persons…

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  • Pro Bono
    Jan 19, 2012 - 4:37PM

    …..Politics is just getting better & better…. ; ) way to go.!! Mansoor Ijaz!

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  • ali islamabad
    Jan 20, 2012 - 2:22AM

    I was never present for any part of the video where those naked girls were shown. My wife was present at all times…………………this was wat mansoor ijaz said…but if u closely observer @01:58 min in video…mansoor ijaz is clearly shown in left of commentators panel while the girls were in their undergarments in the ring…it means he gave a false statement n now ive doubts abt him regarding memo scandal too…

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  • Aceleaf
    Jan 20, 2012 - 8:56AM

    This person is talanted to do everything. He has moral character to testify before supreme court of Pak. It seems, character is not all that important.
    He is businessman also. This MV was also a business.

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  • Rida Jaffar
    Jan 20, 2012 - 7:55PM

    The recent video of Mansoor Ijaz speaks the volume of his character, infact every one has his own life and free to do whatever he wants but here is one small thing called character. This is one video that is on aired but I am sure there would be hundred and thousands of such secrets about Mansoor’s life that are yet to be unveiled. One wonders why we are popping up him as a hero, as if our hero’s like this guy. Shame on us. Most people do not get involved in sleazy stuff because of their parents, siblings, kids and other family members. Even those who get involved do not feel proud later on. MI can do anything for cheap publicity and money and has been doing it. Is this the only (best) witness that SC and generals could find? This US double agent cannot set foot even in a lower court in the US, but he is a hero in Pakistani Supreme Court and for religious rightwing!Recommend

  • salim
    Jan 20, 2012 - 9:03PM

    @ali:
    He is the one who has been involved in the politics of Pakistan since Baby’s time and also caused her Govt.
    Kindly accept my apology on account of my ignorance about our country’s politics but i am eager to know and shall feel exceedingly grateful if you will kindly tell me something about the baby, you have mentioned in your comment and what role he or she (can be both) played in the politics of our country

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  • Muhammad Sulaiman Mughal
    Jan 21, 2012 - 10:15PM

    Guys there is every possibility of Martial Law because I think only KAYANI can be our saviour.Insha Allah he will.Recommend

  • Jan 23, 2012 - 6:50PM

    It is utter ignorance that the media has made the whole Pakistani nation addicted to these political scandals. Please try living in the CAPITAL Islamabad ..in these winter months we have no GAS to warm our kids. Load shedding is for two to three hours a day & We are louder & Clearer toward changing the future of Pakistan. God bless all if we can manage correct larger infrastructure & Communication & Transportation to run safe. NO One wish to fly on PIA. Pakistan railway is diminishing , Politician can digest a whole Steel mill & Many banks but no one can do any thing as ALL ARE INVOLVED EQUALLY.& ALL ARE RESPONSIBLE.

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  • Jan 26, 2012 - 10:42PM

    Nice Pakistani. We are proud of you Mr.Ijaz

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