Lahore: HUM Awards, known for creating a legacy of entertainment with indomitable efforts triaged the biggest entertainment evening of the year powered by QMobile. An ensemble of stalwarts, from different allied fields, ranging from the broadcast community to the fashion fraternity from veteran musicians to emerging actors and visionary directors to style gurus, all were there to grace the grand event.
Television’s biggest stars headed over to Expo Center Lahore for the 5th HUM Awards 2017.
HUM Awards saw an amazing presentation of Pakistan’s brightest faces that will hold sway over the next few decades.
The quintessential red carpet is undoubtedly an icing on the cake. Celebrities walked down the red carpet in their best with glitter all over the place interlaced with elegance and glamour; staggering fashion being the order of the day.
The stage was set up to the finesse with attention to every detail up to the singular graphical presentation. The show-stopping décor and cascading crystal curtains didn’t fail to amaze the audience.
The oozing allure of 5th HUM Awards kicked off lambently with the international dance troupe BNF from UAE taking over the stage, nudging us with the breathtaking high volt performance.
The show was headed by the maestro Yasir Hussain, who knows his business quite too who bought the crowd to tear with fits of laughter. Mikaal’s good looks and his charismatic calm personality bagged him the hosting of HUM Awards for the third time alongside the wonderful, Hareem Farooq the stunning gal next door.
Best Music Single Popular, presented by Hadiqa Kiyani and Mr Azam Mirza –GM Suzuki was bagged by Qurat-ul-Ain Baloch for Saiyaan
Best Music Video Popular, presented by, Zoe Viccaji and HSY was won by Suhaib Akhtar.
OST’s matter a lot in the overall exposition of the serial being aired on television and is commonly discerned by the viewers to a great degree and Mann Mayal successfully earned its award for the Best OST presented by Nadia Hussain and Feroz Khan.
Remembering the gone; 5th HUM Style Awards paid a tribute to Junaid Jamshed, an ode t by his sons and Salman Ahmed on “Junoon Se” was a gist that yawped that his legacy will live on. Junaid Jamshed undoubtedly helped revive the Pakistani pop music with his soothing voice and rose fame across the world. His love for the country was so strong that he gave us ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’, which will live on to be an inspiration for every Pakistani.
HBL Special Award was presented to Samina Baig by Mr Naveed Asghar.
The Best Actor (Male and Female) Award – Soap was received by Hammad Faruqi and Sanam Chaudhry respectively.
Best Soap was won by Haya ke Daman Main by MD Productions.
Where actor Shahroze Sabzwari is considered a regular when it comes to performing, actress Sehrish Khan was a well-structured surprise to the audience, for how well she shakes those legs.
Best New Sensation Award went down to Kubra Khan while the Best Child Star Award to Arisha a.k.a Zebo.
The Best Telefilm award was bagged by Chaman Ara.
It was a fantastic night of racy performers, some of them a lot of fun like Mehwish Hayat’s performance. However, the most steamy performance of finale belonged to Reema Khan who set the stage on fire as she moved to the songs gracefully that the crowd went “Woah”!. She whirled and twirled – those jhatkas and thumkas!
“The modernity of yesterday is the tradition of today, and the modernity of today will be tradition tomorrow.” These lines by Jose Andres sum up all too perfectly the annual tradition of HUM Network of recognising the veterans by Life Time Achieving Award Category presented by Ms Sultana Siddiqui. It was indeed deserving of the living legend, Farida Khanum to have be given appreciation of her work and efforts for Pakistan Entertainment Industry.
Paras Masroor and Sania Saeed for Sang-e-Mar Mar bagged their HUM Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male and Female
Ahsan Khan bagged the Best Actor in a Negative Role for Udaari.
Where every award show in the country tries to bring the solitary element to their show, HUM Awards not bashful, presented the most soulful experience for the audience with the Midas touch of this tender generation featuring the Musical Ensemble with Sajjad Ali’s live performance for the first time along with the sensational Ali Sethi, Momina Mustehsan and Asim Azhar.
Most Impactful Character in Serial was presented by the talented Junaid Khan, Iffat Omer to Bushra Ansari for Udaari and Nouman Ejaz for Sang-e-Mar Mar and Mustafa Afridi picked the trophy for the Best Writer Drama Serial for his work in Sang-e-Mar mar. Best Director Drama Serial was presented by to Muhammmad Ehtisham Uddin for Udaari.
Another high spot for the celebration of Pakistan Entertainment Industry at PEL 5th HUM Awards powered by QMobile 2017 was Marium Aurangzeb (Information Minister) taking over the pizzazz platform to present the recognition award to Pakistani films making their mark the previous year including Actor in Law, Jaanan and Mah-e-Mir. The Minister promoting the Pakistan entertainment fraternity announced about her efforts for the promotion and placement of Pakistan on the cultural map of the world along with sheer attempt to consider the introduction of microfinance schemes and exemption from taxes for the film makers.
Patently Ahsan and Kubra Khan’s performance obtruded on stage with a lot of fun, the rise to dance. This new girl in town’s got confidence!
The Best On-screen Couple – Popular was won by non-other than the audiences favourite Maya Ali and Hamza Ali Abbasi whilst the Best Drama Serial – Popular award was bagged by Udaari. The Best Female and Male Actor – Popular category had a mix of actors who have perfected their own style but Mahira Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi, get bigger and better every year and their claim to the trophy is inarguable which was presented by Vaneeza Ahmed and Mr Zeeshan Akhtar (Q-Mobile).
The night belonged to Sajjal Aly winning Best Actor(Female) Drama Serial Jury Award. Whereas Farhan Saeed and Urwa Hocane won another couple award, the Best On-Screen Couple Jury.
Udaari bagged the Best Drama Serial Jury. As for Best Actor (Jury) who else could have won it but the man for all seasons: Ahsan Khan.
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