Lux celebrated their 20th anniversary in Karachi. The award ceremony was held last Saturday, and the location was kept hidden until the last minute for security concerns and to deter gate crashers. The event of Lux Style Awards was a combination of tradition and modernity, with fully-vaccinated nominees in attendance. Mansha Pasha, Mehwish Hayat, Ahmed Ali Butt, and Ahsan Khan hosted the event.
Everything was done in a proper approach for television viewers, whether it was Bilal Maqsood’s new LSA anthem with Aima Baig, Uzair Jaswal, Natasha Baig, and Young Stunners, or Asim Azhar’s tribute to the recently departed Farhad Humayun.
The small audience at the SOP-compliant event was entertained by Tabish Hashmi’s comedy, but the majority of those in attendance were moved to tears when a tribute was paid to the late Haseena Moin, and Lifetime Achievement Awards were given to legendary singer Farida Khanum and designer Banto Kazmi for their invaluable contributions to music and fashion.
Many others also walked away with a trophy and a million-dollar smile. Aziz Kazi of Shantaram fame was named Best Emerging Talent in the music category, while Abbas Ali Khan was named Best Singer for Mein Yeh Janoun Na. Teri Tasveer of Bayan won two awards: one for Best Song and another for Best Music Video Director, which went to Hamza Bin Tahir.
Sara Zulfiqar won the Emerging Talent-Fashion Award, while Sunil Nawab, Najam Mehmood, and Ismail Farid won Best Makeup Artist, Best Fashion Photographer, and Best Menswear Award, respectively, in the fashion category. Generation was recognized for their accomplishments in Fashion Design (Pret), Hussain Rehar for Luxury Pret, and Shehla Chatoor for Bridal Couture.
Mushk Kaleem took home the trophy in the female category, while Sachal Afzal, who was named Emerging Talent last year, jumped to the major honour of Best Male Model this year.
It was a night to remember for Pyar Ke Sadqay, as Umera Ahmed won the Best Writer Award for Alif, while Ehd-e-Wafa took home the Best Play and Best Original Sound Track awards. Yumna Zaidi won both the Critics’ Choice and Viewers’ Choice awards for Best Actor (Female), while Bilal Abbas Khan and Farooq Rind took home the Critics’ Choice and Viewers’ Choice awards for Best Actor (Male) and Best Director, respectively.
Danish Taimoor was voted Best Actor (Male) by the audience for his role as a stalker turned bad guy in the extremely successful play Deewangi. It was great to see Adnan Samad Khan’s Gulzar from Ehd-e-Wafa take home the title for Best Emerging Talent.
The winners of the 20th Lux Style Awards are listed below.
Model of the year (Female): Mushk Kaleem
Model of the year (Male): Sachal Afzal
Achievement in Fashion Design – Bridal Couture: Shehla Chatoor
Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxury Pret: Hussain Rehar
Achievement in Fashion Design – Pret: Generation
Emerging Talent – Fashion: Sara Zulfiqar
Best Makeup Artist: Sunil Nawab
Best Fashion Photographer: Najam Mehmood
Best Menswear: Ismail Farid
Best emerging Talent Music: Aziz Kazi for Shantaram
Best Music Video Director: Hamza Bin Tahir for Teri Tasveer
Best Song: Teri Tasveer by Bayan
Best Singer: Abbas Ali Khan – Mein Yeh Janoun Na
Special Lux Style Awards
Lux Changemakers Award: Haseena Moin (Writer)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Bunto Kazmi (Fashion)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Farida Khanum
Best Writer: Umera Ahmed – Alif
Best Actor (Female) Critics’ Choice: Yumna Zaidi for Pyaar Ke Sadqay
Best Actor (Female) Viewers’ Choice: Yumna Zaidi for Pyaar Ke Sadqay
Best Actor (Male) – Critics’ Choice: Bilal Abbas for Pyaar Ke Sadqay
Best Actor (Male) – Viewers’ Choice: Danish Taimoor for Deewangi
Best TV Serial: Ehd-e-Wafa – Momina Duraid and ISPR
Best TV Director: Farooq Rind for Pyaar Ke Sadqay
Best Original Soundtrack: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s Ehd-e-Wafa k Naam Kiya in Ehd-e-Wafa
Best Emerging Talent: Adnan Samad Khan for Ehd-e-Wafa