Featuring banging performances and a grand show, many celebrities attended the most awaited extravaganza of the year. The anticipated spectacle garnered an audience of 15000 on the scene, and the show also streamed on TV to millions in 50+ countries. The number is astonishingly owing to the fact that the event was held in Canada, it reflects the tremendous success of the show which is an ode to the timeless talent of Pakistan. HUM manages to organize the upscaled vision annually, promoting the Pakistani entertainment industry worldwide.
The robust show started off with Pakistani and Canadian national anthems. Atif Aslam and Azaan Sami Khan lit up the stage with awesome music acts. Blazing the stage with energetic performances were Hania Amir and Farhan Saeed, later we saw a dance number featuring Mahira Khan and Bilal Ashraf. Bringing laughter to thousands of spectators none other than Ahmed Ali Butt. Urwa Hocane and Zara Noor Abbas ended the show with a spectacular dance act while wearing amazing Pakistani branded cltohes. Some noteworthy rewards were Best Male Actor presented to Ahmed Ali Akbar for Parizaad and Best Female Actress offered to Ayeza Khan for Chupke Chupke. We saw some well-deserved nominations and wins from HUM awards, we appreciate the efforts of HUM TV network for organizing a display exceeding the expectations of everyone.
Punched with exciting new developments every year, it is a burlesque filled with laughter, celebration, and of course aristocratic fashion. From traditional sarees to contemporary western garb, the red-carpet exhibit is eagerly foreseen by the fashion geeks, who are looking to gather inspiration from the alluring beauties of the event. Needless to say, everyone looked mesmerizing donning diaphanous numbers from leading Pakistani designer brands. Like every year we witnessed some of the most iconic looks from the exposition, draped in sequined prints and A-list fashion, here’s a breakdown of the most attractive pieces:
A baby-pink-spangled saree, some minimal accessories, and a breathtaking smile. Sonya Hussyn rocked the most powerful and feminine look of the night, in the classic silhouette that glittered to perfection. We can all agree the outfit was stitched flawlessly but what made the look stand out, was the hearten appeal of the actress.
Taking the second spot, Hania Amir also appeared in a lush saree. The silver ensemble was embroidered with mukaish and naqshi, while the fine border detailing created a magnificent picture. She styled the number with a sleek bun and dangly earrings.
Seductive red gown posed in a mermaid cut perfectly encapsulated the figure. The bottom of the dress flared out forming an exorbitant fishtail. Glorious and flattering, we cannot stop gawping at the number.
Walking the carpet with her husband, Iqra looked charming in a hand-painted gown from Nomi Ansari. Shimmery white base painted with rich florals and vines. Paired with parted hair and bejeweled tops, the outfit looks tailor-made for Iqra Aziz.
If there would have been a competition for the most unique patterned suit, Aymen Saleem would have won. Wearing Gaurav Gupta’s monochrome ensemble, an advanced layer design studded with huge sparkling beads decorates the gown. Unmatched with her screen appearance, Aymen has emerged with an advanced look and has styled the piece with minimal attachments like a watch, a gold bracelet, and complementary stone earrings.
We can count on the lovely actress to bring something new and chic to the table. Saboor Aly opted for a Sania Maskatiya western black apparel; the dress is adorned with uncountable ruffles while a statement pallu piece drapes from one shoulder. A statement choker painted in silver and embellished with green stones adds to the princely lavish print. With shining stilettos and a dramatic cat eye matched with a pink pout, it is style executed just right.
With contoured cheeks and a lavish lehenga, Ayeza Khan looked like a perfect porcelain doll in the prudently embellished piece. The voluminous lehenga is decorated with rows of mirror work, while silver thread forms a ravishing geometrical blueprint. The same design pattern follows the border of the plush organza dupatta while the choli is studded with hundreds of jewels. Going up the stage in the beguiling number with Emerald green attachments and straightened hair, the actress won the Best Female actor award and left the stage parting everyone in awe of her divine bearing.
Zara Noor Abbas
One cannot go wrong with an overstated red saree. Glitz and glamoured the saree manifests a plunging neckline, add that mix with the abiding femme fatale of the Ehd e Wafa actress and you have a style making everyone swoon at the first glance.
Prestigious artists attended the exceptional occurrence and bewitched us with a fabulous show. Serving us with exclusive style secrets, the red carpet became a dress heaven for fashion enthusiasts. With effusive appearances and burning performances, the 8th annual HUM awards were definitely a treat.