Revealed: Qandeel Baloch was set to perform at Lux Style Awards 2016

Social media starlet was part of skit alongside Ali Zafar

Ali Raj July 26, 2016
Social media starlet was part of skit alongside Ali Zafar. PHOTO: FILE

Slain internet sensation Qandeel Baloch had committed to performing at the upcoming Lux Style Awards 2016 hours before she was strangled to death by her brother.

It has been revealed that LSA Talent Manager Maaz Ghazi was coordinating with the social media starlet.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Ghazi said he tried calling her several times on the evening of July 15 but she did not answer. “Then she called back around 9 pm and I told her that we want her to become a part of the show.”

PHOTO: FILE

Ghazi said Qandeel was set to perform in the opening act alongside singer-actor Ali Zafar. “It was not a dance or singing performance. It was a short humorous skit that we had prepared,” he added.

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He said they had then decided to also rope her in to sing at the event as well, considering Qandeel had recently released a new song. “She had agreed but the very next morning we heard about her death.”

LSA organiser Frieha Altaf was not available for a comment. LSA media manager Fareshteh Aslam could not be reached despite multiple attempts.

This is a special year for LSAs as 2016 marks 15 years of Pakistan's most prestigious award ceremony. Besides hosting, Ali Zafar will be performing on a song he has composed specifically for the event. Ayesha Omar is hosting the red carpet while Ahmed Ali Butt is also expected to make an appearance during one of the segments alongside Vasay Chaudhary.

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Raees star Mahira Khan will be gracing the stage for her first-ever live dance performance. She will be seen alongside her Ho Mann Jahaan co-star Sheheryar Munawar as well as Mohsin Abbas Haider.

Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan will also be putting on his dancing shoes to perform alongside Sohai Ali Abro, although there’s no confirmation on this.

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