HUM Awards 2018 – Election Fever in Canada

By Uzma Akhter
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HUM Awards 2018

 

As Canada raised the curtains in anticipation for the HUM Awards 2018, Pakistanis were still recovering from the final countdown in the Pakistan Elections 2018. And what a countdown it was! Perhaps the stars came together to render a joint platform for Pakistanis to celebrate both, the election win, and their favourite Pakistani Drama celebs, all in the span of one night. And what a night it was!

HUM Awards: Proud to be Pakistani

The arena was packed. Never before have 15000 strong Pakistanis gathered together in an enclosed arena in Canada, overwhelmed with patriotic spirit, singing the Pakistani national anthem with much fervor. The venue was none other than the First Ontario Center and the event was the 6th HUM Awards. But the mood was reminiscent of that fateful day when Pakistan won the Cricket World Cup back in 1992. The giant screen bordering the back wall resounded with Pak Sar Zameen Shad Bad. A clip of Imran Khan lifting the cricket world cup was joined by the thunderous crowd applause of Pakistan Zindabad. The resulting echo through the stadium was deafening. This spirit set the mood for the rest of the evening.

National Anthem, Pak Sar Zameen, HUM Awards
Catch the Election Fever: National Anthem at HUM Awards

The Past and the Present – From Bushra Ansari to Fawad Khan

The next 4 hours raced by in choreographed dance performances, nominations, awards and acceptance speeches. The event was speckled with some faces from the past as well as some more recent talent. The mood was so infectious, that each and every Pakistani present at the event felt an overwhelming sense of pride. The audience came together to celebrate talent, art and performances that spoke to their hearts. Reema’s eloquent words, Bushra Ansari’s spontaneous jokes, and Atif Aslam’s action-packed performance were most entertaining.

Shahid Khan Afridi, Humayun Saeed, Atif Aslam. HUM Awards
HUM Awards

Mahira Khan in Singapore

The Show-Stoppers

The show-stoppers were none other than our glamorous Mahira Khan and the debonair Fawad Khan. There were some hilarious moments where Bushra Ansari in her familiar style, teased Humayun Saeed on his chiseled facial features (referring to Punjab Nahi Jaungi). Sajal Ali and Ahad Raza Mir clearly won the hearts of the audience with their humble and gracious speeches.  The awards were a truly excellent endeavor by HUM TV. All credit to the management and stars who rehearsed for days despite jet lag and delivered on their promise of a magically star-studded evening.

Mahira Khan, Fawad Khan, HUM Awards
The Show-stoppers: Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan at HUM Awards

And The Award Goes To

Last but not least, some notable awards here. No surprises there as best actor and actress (Popular) awards went to Ahad Raza Mir and Sajal Ali respectively for Yakeen ka Safar!

Listen to what Ahad Raza Mir has to say.

Best Drama Serial (Popular) – Yakeen Ka Safar

Best New Sensation Female – Hania Amir.

Best New Sensation Male – (No surprises there either) Ahad Raza Mir

Ahad Raza Mir, Sajal Ali, HUM Awards
Best Actor Male and Female at HUM Awards

Best Soap – Naseebon Jali

Best Actor Female Soap – Hiba Qadir for Thori Si Wafa

Best Actor Male Soap – Arsalan Butt for Naseebon jali

Excellence in Cinema Award – Reema Khan

Recognition Awards Films – Humayun Saeed and Mahira Khan

HUM Icon of the year – Shahid Khan Afridi

For a full list of winners, please visit HUM Awards 2018 as they officially update awards on their site.

 Catch Sajal Ali on Instagram here.

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