Pakistani spice at Masala Awards.
Rapidly becoming known as the hallmark for success amongst the film and music fraternity of the subcontinent, the Masala Awards 2015 had all the glitz and glamour that usually accompanies events of such grandeur.
Held on November 5 in Dubai, the Masala Awards was a star-studded event with many actors, actresses and musicians in attendance. Pakistan was yet again pushed into the limelight, thankfully for all the right reasons as Mahira Khan and Farhan Saeed managed to bag awards for their respective categories and add yet another trophy to their already crowded mantle.
After winning the award in the 'Best Actress Category' for her role in Bin Roye, Mahira Khan took the opportunity to dedicate her achievement to Pakistani cinema as well as highlight the journey she undertook to come to the present stage. "In my own small way, I am representing Pakistani cinema today on an international platform. It feels amazing. From the time that we started till now, we've gone miles ahead," she said proudly.
Farhan Saeed bagged the award for the 'Most Promising Singer' and, to the delight of all his fans, even crooned some of his most famous hits such as Halka Halka Suroor, Main Tainu Samjhawan Ki and Wo Lamhay. Other artistes in attendance included Farhan Saeed's better half Urwa Hocane and Sanam Saeed of Talkhiyaan along with designer Faraz Mannan.
Many members of the Indian film fraternity were also at the event, some of them even winning awards. These included Jacqueline Fernandez, who won the Masala Award for 'Style Icon' and Varun Dhawan, who won the award for 'Best Actor' for his acting skills in Badlapur. Attended by over 1,000 people and currently in its seventh year running, the Masala Awards has aimed to bring the Asian community together on one platform and highlights their achievements and contributions to entertainment and film. The UAE, known as the hub of luxury and glamour, has long served as the award ceremony's base.