The LUX Style Awards office announced nominations in 28 categories this week for the year 2019. Nominations in the categories of Fashion, Film, Music and Television were announced for the 19th LUX Style Awards.
Due to the pandemic, the voting with the jurors for the four categories was conducted online, and overseen by auditors, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC).
Earlier this year, the LUX Style Awards team had announced a postponement of the annual event and pledged to support those in the entertainment and fashion industry impacted the most by the on-going pandemic. LSA redirected show funds and partnered with the Akhuwat Foundation, to support the impacted members of these industries.
Asima Haq, Director, Beauty and Personal Care at Unilever Pakistan says, “Conceived 20 years ago as a platform focused on celebrating and promoting the entertainment and fashion industries of the country, the LUX Style Awards are considered the epitome of glamour in Pakistan. Earlier this year, we took a call to redirect funds to support those who have worked tirelessly to make LSA the legacy that it is today. Through this decision, we were able to support some of the groups in the entertainment industry that were worst impacted by the pandemic.
However, keeping up with the LSA vision of honoring and recognizing exceptional work in the fields of fashion, music, television and drama, we will be awarding the coveted LSA trophies to the winners this year.”
The LUX Style Awards is an annual event held to honour the best in the fields of Fashion, Film, Music and television. The winners for the 19th LUX Style Awards will be announced in a befitting virtual ceremony later this year.
Lux Style Awards 2020 nominations are:
Model of the Year (Female)
- Alicia Khan
- Fahmeen Ansari
- Farwa Kazmi
- Mushk Kaleem
- Zara Abid (posthumous)
Model of the Year (Male)
- Aimal Khan
- Champ Imi
- Hasnain Lehri
- Shahzad Noor
- Waleed Siddiqui
Achievement in Fashion Design – Pret
- Miraka by Misha Lakhani
- Sania Maskatiya
- Zaha by Elan
Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxury Pret
- Ali Xeeshan
- Husain Rehar
- Misha Lakhani
- Sana Safinaz
- Sania Maskatiya
Best Menswear Designer
- Emran Rajput
- Ismail Farid
- Munib Nawaz
- Republic by Omer Farooq
- Sania Maskatiya
Achievement in Fashion Design – Bridal
- Ali Xeeshan
- Faraz Manan
- House of Kamiar Rokni
- Sana Safinaz
- Shehla Chatoor
Best Fashion Photographer
- Alee Hassan
- Ashna Khan
- MHM Studio
- Rizwan ul Haq
- Shahbaz Shazi
Best Hair & Makeup Artist
- Fatima Nasir
- Qasim Liaqat
- Saima Bargfrede
- Shammal Qureshi at Toni & Guy (North Pakistan)
- Sunil Nawab
Best Emerging Talent
- Asad Bin Javed for Photography
- Maha Tahirani for Female Model
- Natasha Zubair for Photography
- Sachal Afzal for Male Model
- Zara Ali for Photography
- Baaji – Produced by Saqib Malik at Page 33 Films
- Laal Kabootar – Produced by Hania Chima and Kamil Chima
- Parey Hut Love – Produced by Asim Raza at The Vision Factory Films
- Ready Steady No! – Produced by Hisham Bin Munawar
- Superstar – Produced by Momina Duraid at MD Productions
Best Film Director
- Asim Raza for Parey Hut Love
- Hisham Bin Munawar for Ready Steady No!
- Kamal Khan for Laal Kabootar
- Mohammad Ehteshamuddin for Superstar
- Saqib Malik for Baaji
Best Film Actor (Viewer’s Choice & Critics Choice)
- Ahmed Ali Akbar for Laal Kabootar
- Nadeem Baig for Superstar
- Rashid Farooqui for Laal Kabootar
- Salman Shahid for Ready Steady No.
- Sheheryar Munawar for Parey Hut Love
Best Film Actress (Viewer’s Choice & Critics Choice)
- Amna Ilyas for Baaji
- Mahira Khan for Superstar
- Mansha Pasha for Laal Kabootar
- Maya Ali for Parey Hut Love
- Meera for Baaji
Best Playback Singer (Film)
- Ali Sethi for Bekaraan from Superstar
- Ali Tariq for Behka Na
- Jabbar Abbas for Jugart
- Mai Dhai for Raag Murli
- Zeb Bangash for Gudi Wang
Singer of the Year
- Ali Pervaiz for Unkahi
- Ali Sethi for Chaandani Raat
- Haadia Hashmi for Bol Hu
- Saakin for Aj Sik Mitraan Di
- Shehroze Hussain for Qurbaan
Song of the Year
- Late Night by Shamoon Ismail from Brown Sugar
- Raavi by Sajjad Ali from Raavi
- Resistance by Abdullah Siddiqui from Resistance
- Sitaaron se Aagay by Abbas Ali Khan featuring Lalarukh
- You and I by Saba Jaswal featuring Abdullah Siddiqui
Best Emerging Talent
- Ali Hasan for Chaaraasaazi
- Hassan & Roshaan for Savera
- Nimra Gilani for Zindagi Tamasha Bani
- Producers Hamad Khan & Sohaib Lari for Big Foot Music
- Zain Ali & Zohaib Ali for Ali Haiderium
Best TV Play
- Aangan – HUM TV
- Cheekh – ARY Digital
- Ishq Zah e Naseeb – HUM TV
- Meray Paas Tum Ho – ARY Digital
- Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – HUM TV
Best TV Director
- Farooq Rind for Ishq Zah e Naseeb
- Kashif Nisar for Inkaar
- Kashif Nisar for Ranjha Ranjha Kardi
- Muhammad Ehteshamuddin for Aangan
- Nadeem Baig for Meray Paas Tum Ho
Best TV Best Actor (Viewer’s Choice & Critics Choice)
- Bilal Abbas for Cheekh
- Humayun Saeed for Meray Paas Tum Ho
- Imran Ashraf for Ranjha Ranjha Kardi
- Rehan Sheikh for Inkaar
- Zahid Ahmed for Ishq Zah e Naseeb
Best TV Actress (Viewer’s Choice & Critics Choice)
- Ayeza Khan for Meray Paas Tum Ho
- Iqra Aziz for Ranjha Ranjha Kardi
- Saba Qamar for Cheekh
- Sajal Ali for Aangan
- Yumna Zaidi for Inkaar
Best Play Writer
- Faiza Iftikhar for Ranjha Ranjha Kardi
- Hashim Nadeem for Ishq Zah-e-Naseeb
- Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar for Meray Paas Tum Ho
- Sarwat Nazir for Khaas
- Zafar Mairaj for Inkaar
Best Original Sound Track (TV)
- Ishq Zah-e-Naseeb by Naveed Nishad
- Kaisa hai Naseeba by Zeb Bangash
- Khaas by Natasha Baig
- Ramz-e-Ishq by Shani Arshad
- Ranjha Ranjha Kardi by JB Sisters/Rahma Ali
Best Emerging Talent
- Haroon Shahid for Do Bol
- Naimal Khawar for Ana
- Saheefa Jabbar Khatak for Beti
- Shees Gul for Meray Paas Tum Ho
- Usman Mukhtar for Ana
Currently garnering critical acclaim for her performance in the popular drama ‘Gul-o-Gulzar’, Kinza Hashmi is once again ready to take over our screens in a new avatar in ‘Uraan’.
The rising young startlet has been giving back to back blockbuster performances, keeping the audience hooked to the screens in every role she appears in. With her knack of playing versatile characters and chosing unique story lines, the expectations from ‘Uraan’ are also very high.
“Working on this project was an amazing experience for me, I had a great time. We have put a lot of effort into this story and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we have enjoyed working on it,” said the actress talking about the new project.
Produced by 7th Sky Entertainment and directed by Shakeel Shaiq, the drama also stars Adeel Chaudhry, Aijaz Aslam, Rubina Ashraf, Farhan A Malhi and Zainab Qayyom and Nida Mumtaz in pivotal roles.
‘Uraan’ is expected to go on-air on Geo Entertainment soon.
There is no doubt about the fact that Pakistani Dramas are loved and watched all around the world. Not just the script, directions, and actors play a vital role; one should never underestimate the presence of a melodious OST. Many at times, a good OST not just acts as a force to attract viewers but pulls out emotions too. 7th Sky Entertainment’s latest endeavor ‘Meherposh’ has been having a steady run at the prime time; moreover, its OST has become a massive favorite among the audience. Starring Danish Taimoor and Ayeza Khan in lead roles, the play is written by Misbah Nosheen, directed by Mazhar Moin and produced by Abdullah Kadwani & Asad Qureshi.
The King of tragedy Sahir Ali Bagga carries out this heartfelt number beautifully that has sadness all over it. He scores a hat-trick yet again as the track is written, composed and sung by him. His rendition is truly the kind that is for a heart which is in pain and that’s something which turns out to be the hallmark of the song. It starts slowly and gradually picks up the pace.
The song has a strong masculine tone to it, both in terms of vocals and the intense composition. His effortless vocals are well backed up by a heavy male chorus in the background that changes tempo and enables the listener to feel the true depth of the words. Melodious and rhythmic, it has an unusual edge to it. There is a certain pain in Bagga’s voice which complements the situation that the lead pair find themselves around love, courage, agony and forgiveness in the play, and that works. It gives the right feel to the serial when it plays as the background score during the scenes. So if you are a fan of soulful numbers then this one’s totally for you.
Currently garnering rave reviews for Kahin Deep Jalay, Muqaddar, Deewangi, Munafiq and more, 7th Sky Entertainment, under the ace producers Abdullah Kadwani and Asad Qureshi, is coming up with another signature project starring everyone’s all-time favorite real and reel life couple, Ayeza Khan and Danish Taimoor.
Written by Misbah Nosheen who has previously written the megahits Ramz-e-Ishq the drama follows the story of Mehru and Shahjahan, two next-door neighbors who cross each other’s paths and face some unfortunate circumstances. The drama has been directed by Mazhar Moin. Other incredible members of the cast include Sania Saeed, Ali Abbas, Rehan Sheikh, IffatUmer, Ismat Zaidi & Zainab Shabbir.
Having five chart-busting shows on-air at the moment, 7th Sky Entertainment has been a success story in changing the face of entertainment television in Pakistan. Heralding Pakistan’s entertainment landscape for the past decade, 7th Sky Entertainment, has been consistently producing stellar content for the screen. The new drama adds to their list of critically acclaimed dramas loved by the masses.
Watch OST song here:
Shahrukh ki Saaliyan a light-hearted, eccentric rom-com of 7th Sky Entertainment, directed by Mazhar Moin, featured the handsome Ahsan Khan and the talented Ramsha Khan as Shahrukh and Anoushay in an unconventional way. The maestro with the witty writing, Dr. Younis Butt, had plotted this romantic comedy in an exceptionally humorous way that garnered the audience’s love.
The drama had been the talk of the town ever since its first episode went on air. As the title suggests, the show had some situational comedy around Shahrukh’s sisters-in-law (Saaliyan). The drama had an ensemble star cast – a staple of 7th Sky Entertainment including big names like Rehan Sheikh, Javed Sheikh, and Hina Khawaja Bayat to rising stars like Aruba Mirza, Nimra Shahid, Raza Zaidi, and Faiza Ali.
The story revolved around Shahrukh and Anoushay, who love each other. Still, their marriage keeps on delaying because of Shahrukh’s sisters-in-law, who are to get married first as per Anoushay’s father’s wish, since they are elder than Anousahy. The drama from the beginning brings lots of comic twists and turns that surely tickle the funny bones in everyone. Finally, in the last episode, Shahrukh gets married to Anoushay, but unconventionally and amusingly. Kudos to the fantastic Dr. Younis Butt, who has given another successful rom-com on the credit of ace producers Abdullah Kadwani and Asad Qureshi, after Romeo Weds Heer.
The drama had all the colorful vibes with a peppy Punjabi OST, from interesting storyline to hilarious dialogues, from star-studded cast to exceptional screenplay, the show had all the elements of a chartbuster. The lead pair portrayed terrific on-screen chemistry. Ahsan Khan is already an award-winning actor and has nailed his performance in this witty role. Ramsha Khan has also done justice to the character of Anoushay; her expressions and dialogues delivery were also on point. The other supporting characters were equally amusing and furnished commendable performances.
Dramas like Shahrukh ki Saaliyan are a comic relief that provide the much-needed break from the everyday tensions. Though the show has come to its end, we need more rom-com like this to add to our daily watch list, and we are looking forward to 7th Sky Entertainment bringing some more amazing content on our TV screens.
Musician-turned-actor Junaid Khan is all set to hit our TV screens as one of the leading stars in the highly anticipated season 3 of the popular drama ‘Khuda aur Mohabbat’.
Currently garnering critical acclaim for his performance in “Mohabbat Na Kariyo”, the talented star is going to appear in this hit fan-favorite, which has been renewed for a third season. Directed by the “Yaariyan” famed Wajahat Hussain and penned down by Hashim Nadeem, it also features Feroze Khan, and Iqra Aziz in the lead cast.
Junaid Khan, while talking about this new role, said “With Khuda aur Mohabbat having such a dedicated fan following for the past years, I am really excited to be working on this project. I am sure the third season is going to be another great watch for the fans!”
With multiple hit projects to his name including, “Kam Zarf”, “Hania”, “Ishq Tamasha”, and “Silsilay”, the powerhouse of talent has managed to prove his versatility and prowess in both music and acting. He is also going to make his debut on the big screen next year with Kamran Bari’s “Kahay Dil Jidhar”.
7th Sky Entertainment’s brilliant play ‘Mere Mohsin’ finally concluded on a happy note last night, leaving viewers content and quite happy with the cheerful turn of events in the intense family drama. The story, written by Nadia Akhtar and directed by Ali Faizan, mainly centered around two individuals belonging to entirely different social setups who tied the knot when they were head over heels in love with each other.
A story very close to our hearts, Mere Mohsin had become a household drama for most drama viewers because of its ordinary yet relatable storyline. The writer, through this family story, tried to portray various ground realities of our society, one of them being how a middle-class man is burdened with family responsibilities and biased expectations from the society.
The last episode was mainly a reunion of Soha and Mohsin’s families. It was all about how after a lengthy and strenuous struggle, Soha and Mohsin finally managed to conquer the hearts of each other’s families who had turned bitter and adverse after their socially mismatched marriage.
Mohsin invited Soha’s parents over for a dinner at their place where Soha’s father offered him to take over his business and property but Mohsin, being a true family man, chose to stay over with his mother and sister and Soha backed her in his decision. The best part of the episode was Khurshid Begum’s acceptance of Soha as her daughter in law.
Mere Mohsin, through an everyday story, depicted that life is not a bed of roses and it throws various obstacles and hurdles your way but if you try to stay patient and determined, things finally get better if not sooner than later. If Mohsin and Soha hadn’t remained steadfast and determined in the difficult phase of their life, they would have been separated by now and wouldn’t be able to witness the happy days that fate had in store for them.
All in all, the drama was very emotional as it showed how after a long and heart-wrenching struggle, Soha and Mohsin with their sheer determination and unwavering love succeeded in sorting out the grievances of their family members while also keeping them all together and united.
Undoubtedly, Syed Jibran and Rabab Hashim have pulled off an amazing and natural onscreen chemistry, leaving viewers amazed and wanting to see more of the couple together. The supporting cast members Fazila Qazi, Marium Nafees, and Erum Akhtar among others also gave out the best of their performances, making Mere Mohsin one of the best dramas by Asad Qureshi and Abdullah Kadwani to date.
Pakistani dramas have been at the core of our entertainment business for decades, bringing amazing talent from actors, writers, and directors into the spotlight. In this context of reach and relevance, the makers have also taken on the responsibility of creating a positive impact on society with dramas that tackle issues, raise awareness, and break the silence by initiating dialogue on a domestic level.
‘Mere Mohsin’ revolves around a couple whose family background, social circle and financial status are contrary to one another and as love prevails they both tend to fall for each other. Mohsin (Syed Jibran) belongs to a middle-class family, consisting of her mother Khursheed Begum (Saba Hameed) and three sisters.
On the other side, there’s Soha (Rabab Hashim) the modern, rich and educated daughter of Raza (Tanveer Jamal). Her mother passed away when she was a child. She is been brought up by her father who has given her everything she desires in life.
There’s also a parallel track of Safia (Gul-e-Rana) her children Sidra (Nazish Jahangir) and Zahid (Kamran Jillani). Zahid and Jahan Ara were engaged; the relations within the family went sour when Safia called off their engagement.
As night turns into day, we see more of Mohsin trying to solve his family problems. Khursheed begum is worried about Mohsin and doesn’t want him to marry by his choice. She feels insecure that an outsider would take his only son away from her. Meanwhile, Soha gets the big shock of her life when she comes to know her father has secretly married Aalia (Fazila Qazi). Adding more to Soha’s horror, Raza brings Aalia home. He even tells her to accept her presence in the house.
Soha is now heartbroken; she wants commitment but Mohsin is clueless. Moreover, her father comes to know about her relationship and warns her not to marry in this family. The real twist in the tale happens when Mohsin finally decides to marry Soha secretly. He gets a promotion and transfers to Karachi, where his mother has planned his marriage with Sidra. The worst happens when Soha arrives at the venue just before Mohsin’s marriage with Sidra.
A mess is created, the families are shocked; Mohsin is asked to instantly divorce Soha to which he disagrees. As a result, Zahid divorces Jahan Ara. Khursheed begum after a few days forgives Mohsin and allows Soha to stay in the house only at a condition that she has to mold herself according to their lifestyle.
Soha heads towards a bitter journey of making her in-laws happy. Jahan Ara and Khursheed begum don’t let go of any opportunity to insult her. Misunderstandings are created between Soha and Mohsin, and Soha ends up leaving the house, going back to her father. Mohsin tries to mend his relations with Soha but now Raza isn’t in favor to carry this marriage forward. He comes to apologize many times but isn’t allowed to meet her.
When Soha finds out She is expecting, she buries the hatchet and returns to Mohsin’s home; this time she turns the tables in a good way. She refers Khalid for a job which he eventually gets it and Batool happily goes home. The latest episode ends on a cliffhanger note when she turns matchmaker for the wicked Jahan Ara.
Produced under the banner of 7th Sky Entertainment, Mere Mohsin follows the basic romantic genre geometry that showcases a man surrounded by societal pressures; it’s the same prose with new grammar. It’s amazing to see how actors today don’t shy away from portraying more real roles; characters that require more than just a dazzle of glamour. Rabab Hashim proved to be the right choice for this part. She plays the stubborn, headstrong and imperfect girl to perfect with perfection. She takes the risk of doing what she hasn’t explored before and the character makes her experience a variety of emotions. Syed Jibran is equally flawless; he plays the good and responsible guy with precision. He maintains the pace of the character and not even once trembles or loses focus.
A good drama finds its audience; it just about learning a simple formula i.e. content is the king. The next episode, we are curious to know whether Jahan Ara will accept the marriage proposal arranged by Soha?