KARACHI: The 16th Lux Style Awards 2017 were held in Karachi at the Expo Centre on Wednesday, with the who's of the media, fashion, showbiz and entertainment industry present.
Our industry is blooming and going from strength to strength without a shadow of a doubt and it was proved in full when witty scripts, energetic performances, well-deserved awards, lavish settings and effortless crooning were experienced by all those present.
Indeed, there was never a dull moment.
After 15 glorious years of celebrating film, fashion, television and music; a glamorous evening where the leading stars came together under one roof for a night filled with energy and entertainment was held.
Atif Aslam kicked off the evening by paying a patriotic tribute that melted everyone's hearts. His quirky lines, wit and charm helped enthrall audience before introducing himself in an unseen avatar as the host for the night. His incredible energy helped stimulate the crowd and set the tone for the evening.
He then brought on stage the talented Aima Baig and Mooro who entertained with their special performance. This was followed by the gorgeous superstar Mahira Khan who performed with utmost skill and enthusiasm with Osman Khalid Butt.
Mawra Hocane set the stage on fire paving the way for a heartfelt appearance by the original diva and former Lux girl Reema Khan. The talent of tomorrow had the audience buzzing with captivating performances by Abid Brohi, Zoe Viccaji, Ali Sethi and Jimmy Khan.
Everyone's favorite Ali Zafar graced the LSA stage yet again, wielding a sword as the mystery girl Maya Ali was unveiled in his magical performance "Ishq" that swept the audience off their feet and left them longing for more.
Earlier the nominees and key media were invited to an afternoon tea with Lux. Keeping with tradition, the Lux Style Awards were a glittering night with stars and presenters setting the ultra-modern spectacular stage alight with their witty repartee, acceptance and winning speeches and exciting performances.
The Lux Style Awards are the most anticipated and coveted award show in Pakistan that continue to honour achievements in film, fashion, music and television all under one umbrella.
The show was directed by Hassan Shehryar Yasin. The event was managed by J&S and produced by NJ Productions.
Best Emerging Talent - Hamza Akram Kawal for Khuddi
Best Music Video Director - Kamal Khan for "Ho Jao Azad" by Zoe Viccaji
Song of the Year - "Saaiyan" by Quratulain Baloch
Best Album - "Na Bhulana" by Uzair Jaswal
Best Writer - Farhat Ishtiaque for 'Udaari'
Best Original Sound Track - 'Man Mayal' OST by Quratulain Baloch
Best TV Actor - Ahsan Khan for 'Udaari'
Best TV Actress - Maya Ali for 'Man Mayal'
Best Director - Ehtishamuddin for 'Udaari'
Best TV Play - 'Dillagi'
Best Emerging Talent - Hira Shah
Best Hair & Make-up Artist - Saima Rashid
Best Fashion Photographer - Shahbaz Shazi
Model of the Year (Female) - Sadaf Kanwal
Model of the Year (Male) - Hasnain Lehri
Life Time Achievement Award - Tariq Amin
Achievement in Fashion (Pret) - Generation
Achievement in Fashion (Luxury Pret) - Shehla Chatoor
Achievement in Fashion (Lawn) - Elan
Achievement in Fashion (Bridal) Faraz Manan
Achievement in Fashion (Menswear) - Ismail Farid
Best Singer (Male) - Atif Aslam for "Dancer Dil" ('Actor-in-Law')
Best Singer (Female) - Aima Baig for "Kalabaz dil" ('Lahore Se Agey')
Best Supporting Actor - Shehryar Munawar for 'Ho Mann Jahan'
Best Supporting Actress - Sanam Saeed for 'Dobara Phir Se'
Unilever Chairman's Lifetime Achievement Award - Tina Sani
Best Director - Nabeel Qureshi for 'Actor-in-Law'
Best Actor - Fahad Mustafa for 'Actor-in-Law'
Best Actress - Mahira Khan for 'Ho Mann Jahan'
Best Film - 'Actor-in-Law'