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3rd Servis HUM Awards Dubai 2015

Glitz, Glamour and Grandeur aptly summarize the Servis 3rd HUM Awards powered bu Telenor, that took place in Dubai’s World Trade Centre on the eve of 9th  April 2015. The star studded affair not only brought the giants of the Pakistani entertainment industry under one roof but it also served as a great platform to showcase the true entertainment value that Pakistan offers.

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The stars sashayed down the Red Carpet and interacted with the fans who were cheering their favourite stars. Anoushey Ashraf and Mohsin Abbasi (from ‘Na Maloon Afraad’ fame) hosted the Red Carpet and kept the stars engaged.

 

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The heartthrob of millions Hamza Ali Abbasi and the queen of morning shows Sanam Jang were the first set of hosts for the night. The second set of the event was hosted by the humorous duo Ahmed Ali Butt and Wasay Chaudhry who kept the audiences alive and active throughout.

 

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There was an interesting lineup of power packed performances by Ahsan Khan, Sabah Qamar, Mehwish Hayat, Sajjal Ali and Shehroze and Saira Sabzwari. Aamna  from BNF choreographed all the performances and  the magnanimous  stage  was designed  by EBB. The surprise package of the night was the Indian singing star Sunidhi Chauhan who mesmerized everyone with her hit songs as well as a Pakistani number.

‘Sadqay Tumhare’ picked up all the major awards that night including Best Drama Serial (Viewers’ Choice), Best actress(Viewers’ Choice), Best OST, Best On-screen couple, Best writer (won by Khaleel-ur-Rehman) and Best director (won by Ehteham Uddin).

 

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Best Actor female was presented by the talented Sakina Samoo to Mahira Khan for Sadqay Tumharay and Mekaal Zulfiqar picked the trophy for the best Male Actor for his role in Mohabbat Subh Ka Sitara Hai.  His award was presented to him by the ever charming Atiqa Odho who is also the brand ambassador for the 3rd Servis HUM Awards. Best Actor Jury Male was presented by Bushra Ansari to Ahsan Khan and Best Actor Jury Female was won by Saba Qamar who received it from the handsome Humayun Saeed.

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Samina Perzada recognised the entire team of Na Maloom Afraad who were called on stage as an appreciation for the effort and sheer hard work of the young breed of actors and even younger director. The film has been a huge commercial success and has collected a whooping sum of 14 crores.

Pakistani Cinema, for sure is heading in the right direction and HUM Network is surely contributing to this cause. Another highlight of the event was the first look launch of Momina Duraid’s film starring Humayun Saeed and Mahira Khan ‘Bin Roye’ that left everyone spellbound.

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A special recognition award by the name of ‘International Icon Award’ was given to the dashing Fawad Khan. A montage was played to share a glimpse of his journey and his incredible achievements. Momina Duraid presented this award to Fawad who humbly accepted and acknowledged the contribution of HUM television in his career and thanked everyone from MD Productions to Sultana Siddiqui.

Other categories of awards included Best Sitcom (winner: Uff Meri Family), Best Supporting Actor and Actress (winners: Rehan Sheikh and Mansha Pasha), Best Telefilm (Mein Cooco Aur Woh) and Best New Sensation Female and Male (winners: Hareem Farooq and Adnan Malik), Best negative Role (winner: Samia Mumtaz) and Best Short Film.

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Besides acknowledging the talent in the drama, music and fashion industry, the 3rd Hum Awards ceremony gave a fair share of reward to the veterans whose contribution to Pakistani entertainment industry is enormous. Sufi queen Abida Parveen was bestowed with the prestigious ‘Excellence in Music Award’ by CEO HUM Network Mr Duraid Qureshi. She also sang few lines from Ameer Khusroo’s kalaam. Anwer Maqsood was the proud recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry. The ever so graceful Samina Peerzada received the Excellence in Television Award for delivering brilliant performance in countless serials in a career spanning over 30 years. The audiences gave a standing ovation to these artistes as a mark of respect.

Singer Farhan Saeed who won the award in the Best Music Single category for ‘Roiyaan’ read a beautiful poem and dedicated his award to the Peshawar victims. The Best Music Video Award was won by Shahab Qamar. The awards were presented by Ayesha Omer and Junaid Khan.

On fashion front, Hassan Shaheryar Yasin of HSY and Deepak Perwani graced the stage with their presence. Cybil Choudhry won the award for the Best Female Model whereas the dapper, Shahzad Noor picked the Best Male Model trophy.

The event also marked the 10th Anniversary of HUM Network. For an award ceremony to cross the international border in its 3rd year where many other award shows of this age struggle with teething issues was a mammoth task which HUM Network was able to pull off owing to its worldwide popularity.