Lux Style Awards 2012: Glamour's night out

Published: July 10, 2012
Ali Zafar pays tribute to Mehdi Hassan. PHOTO: LUX STYLE AWARDS FACEBOOK PAGE

Ali Zafar pays tribute to Mehdi Hassan. PHOTO: LUX STYLE AWARDS FACEBOOK PAGE

Ali Zafar pays tribute to Mehdi Hassan. PHOTO: LUX STYLE AWARDS FACEBOOK PAGE Mathira at the LSAs. PHOTO: ATIKA REHMAN Saba Qamar backstage. PHOTO: @AmmaraHikmat Award ceremony underway at the LSAs. PHOTO: @aamnaisani Centre: Asma Mumtaz. Right: Mathira. PHOTOS: ATIKA REHMAN The LSA stage. PHOTO: @shammalqureshi Aamna Sheikh at the LSAs. PHOTO: @aamnaisani Mathira and Bindiya at the LSAs. PHOTO: @AmmaraHikmat Humaima Malik at the LSAs. PHOTO: @AmmaraHikmat The LSAs are about to start. PHOTO: @aamnaisani The walkway at the LSAs. PHOTO: SCREENSHOT Guests arriving at the LSA. Hira Tareen and Ali Safina at the LSAs. PHOTO: SCREENSHOT Ali Zafar rehearsing for the show with actress Humaima Mallick. PHOTO: TWITTER Ali Zafar rehearsing for the show with actress Humaima Mallick. PHOTO: TWITTER The 11th LSAs are being held at the Expo Center in Karachi tonight. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

KARACHI: Lights…camera…shine! Its that time of the year again when Pakistan holds its most celebrated awards ceremony, The Lux Style Awards (LSAs) 2012.

The awards are being held in Karachi at the Expo center tonight.

The LSAs 2012 wrapped up late Tuesday night, with some of the highlights of the show being superstar Ali Zafar’s soulful tribute to the late King of Ghazal Mehdi Hassan, Shoaib Mansoor’s second directorial venture Bol taking home three awards. This year also saw models Abbas Jafri and Cybil Chaudhry taking home top honours in their respective categories.

Oscar winning documentary maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy was acknowledged with a Lux Style Achievement award.

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Sarmad Khoosat, son of veteran actor Irfan Khoosat, wins Best Director (All Channels) for his directorial venture for Hum TV ‘Paani Jaisa Pyar’. 


ARY’s Mera Saeein wins top honours in Best TV Serial (Satellite) category.


Veteran television actor, Faisal Qureshi wins Best Actor (Satellite) second time in a row for his role in ARY’s Roag, while Best Actress (Satellite) goes to Savera Nadeem for her performance in Hum TV’s Qaid-e-Tanhai.


The award for Best TV Writer (All Channels) goes to Sameera Fazal for Hum TV’s ‘Mera Naseeb‘.


One of the much awaited highlights of the evening, Ali Zafar is paying a soulful tribute to the late King of Ghazal Mehdi Hassan, who passed away this year on June 13.

He sang ‘Mujhe tum nazr se girah tou rahay ho..‘.


Model of the Year (Female) award goes to the gorgeous Cybil Chaudhry.


The award for Best Menswear Designer goes to Republic by Omar Farooq.

Model of the Year (Male) is awarded to the handsome and bearded Abbas Jafri.


Designer label Khaadi wins top honours in the category of Best High Street Brand.


Sania Maskatiya wins Achievement in Fashion Design (Luxury Pret) award.


Achievement in Fashion Design (Lawn) awarded to designer duo Sana Safinaz. A consecutive win for the designers, whose lawn collection was one of the most sought after in the past year.

Kamiar Rokni wins award for Achievement in Fashion Design (Pret).


One of the most prominent salons in the country, Creative Team at Nabila wins Best Hair and Makeup Artist award. They won the award at the LSAs 2011 too.

Photographer Tapu Javeri and designer Deepak Perwani presented the award.


Best Fashion Photographer award goes to Rizwanul Haq, his second in a row.


Best Dressed (Female) award goes to designer Sanam Chaudhri, while Best Dressed (Male) award goes to Umair Tabani.

Actors Sadia Imam and Faisal Qureshi present award for Best Emerging Talent (Fashion) to Zaheer Abbas.


QB’s ‘Woh Humsafar Tha‘ bags another award, for being Best Song of the Year.

Ali Zafar’s album Jhoom wins Best Album award.


Mera Bichra Yaar awarded Best Music Video of the year, directed by Adnan Malik, ace director Saquib Malik’s younger brother.

The winning director thanks the band Strings, Zoe Viccaji and Lux.


Bumbu Sauce wins in the Best Emerging Talent (Music) category.


The award for Best Original Soundtrack goes to ‘Woh Humsafar Tha‘, sung by Qurat-ul-Ain Baloch (QB), from Hum TV’s superhit serial ‘Humsafar‘.


PTV’s Tera Pyar Nahi Bhoolay wins Best TV Serial (Terrestrial).

A few celebrities, including Ahmed Butt, Humaima Malik, film star Meera and Ali Zafar indulged in a game of Antakshari in the front row, during the show.

Malik and Meera sang a bollywood classic, ‘Yeh dosti hum nahi choraingay’, while Zafar sang ‘Nahi nahi abhi nahi’.


Sanam Baloch wins Best TV Actress (Terrestrial) for her role in PTV’s Sehra Teri Pyaas. 

Actors Savera Nadeem and Ali Safina presented the award.

Best TV Actor (Terrestrial) award goes to Noman Ejaz for his role in PTV’s Aao Kahani Buntay Hain. Humaima Malik and Fahad Mustafa presented the award.


Mathira and former singer of the band ‘Call’, Junaid Khan pay tribute to the late legendary singer Ahmed Rushdi by dancing on one of his songs, sung by Amanat Ali and Ahmed Jahanzeb.

A very graceful performance.


Javed Shiekh and Bindya present Lux Style Achievement award to Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for her Oscar winning documentary ‘Saving Face’.

“It’s great to be honored in my own country, this award means more to me than the Academy Award because this is Pakistani,” says Chinoy.


Shoaib Mansoor’s ‘Bol’ wins Best Film award. Once again Mahira Khan receives the award on his behalf.

Ali Zafar, looking dapper in a black suit and tie, presented the award.


Best Film Actor award goes to Manzar Sehbhai, for his powerful performance in ‘Bol’. Actress/model Mahira Khan, who also starred in the film, receives the award on his behalf.

Mahira is looking ethereal in a blue Feeha Jamshed dress.


The first award of the event has been given out, Humaima Malik as Best Film Actress for her stellar performance in Shoaib Mansoor’s ‘Bol’.

“Thank you Lux, I feel super!” says Malik.

Women painted as golden statues are swaying on the green carpet.


The event has started with Ahmed Butt, of Entity Paradigm fame, rapping his own urdu version of ‘Smack That’.

The rap goes, “Saari actresses pyaari lag rahi hain, andar se ek doosre se jal rahi hain.”

He leaves the audience in splits as he cracks a joke about those who have not been nominated, asking the audience to observe a moment of silence for them.


Filmstar Sana has arrived wearing a rust color Zaheer Abbas gown. She said she will be paying a tribute to legendary Pakistani singer Ahmed Rushdi, by dancing on his songs.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy arrived at the event wearing a Sania Maskatiya outfit, accessorising it with jewellery around the neck and earrings from Mandarin.

Veteran actress Bushra Ansari, wearing her own light green and yellow sari, said that regardless of whether she was nominated or not, she attends such award ceremonies.


Supermodel Ayaan Ali is wearing a black and purple Deepak Perwani fishtail gown.

People are complaining about the event being too congested, with very few seats and a lot of people.


Television actor Faisal Qureshi, who has been a regular nominee at the LSAs over the years, is wearing a white Muneeb Nawaz outfit accessorised with shades. Talking about his nomination in the Best TV Actor (Satellite) category and chances of winning this year, he said that he was not sure since it was the viewer’s who decide the winners. He added that he was looking forward to a great show.


Model Konain is wearing a green emerald gown by Zeeshan Bariwala, accessorising it with jewellery from Anum Yazdani.


Actors Aamina Sheikh and her husband Mohib Mirza came together. Sheikh is wearing a Maheen Karim gold outfit accessorised with jewellery from Sherezad Rahimtoola. Mirza is wearing a three piece black suit from Zara.

Designer Kamiar Rokni is looking debonair in a cotton suit from Republic by Omar Farooq along with a beautifully knitted tie. Talking to The Express Tribune, he called the LSAs ‘a decade of glamour and style’ adding that he had been attending the awards for ten years now.


Model/actor Ali Safina came with his industry colleague Hira Tareen. Safina is looking handsome in a three piece Arsalan Yahsir suit and Giorgio Armani shoes, while Hira Tareen looking gorgeous in a Sanam Chaudhry jumpsuit. Her hair and makeup has been done by Natasha salon.


Unilever Brand and External Communications Head Fareshteh Aslam came in a blue Shehla Chatoor outfit. Talking about the show, she said that over the past 11 years, mistakes were made but they do not plan to repeat them and were trying to do their best.


Prominent guests, including actors, models and designers have started pouring in for the show, including actor Irfan Khoosat, model/designer ZQ and designer Kamiar Rokni, amongst a few.

ZQ is dressed in a navy blue eastern Sana Shahnawaz dress, who is also the designer for the model’s lawn brand.


Pakistan television’s controversial girl, Mathira has arrived, looking ‘hot’ in an Ali Xeeshan floral print long dress with butterfly shaped broaches at the top in the front.

According to some reports, she was expected to wear a Prada but since she was one of the presenters at the show, she had to wear a local designer’s dress.


The awards will be a Green Carpet event, going with an environment friendly theme. Moomal Sheikh, actor Javed  Sheikh’s daughter will be hosting the Green Carpet.

Moomal is dressed in a beautiful turquoise long dress with white at the top.

One of the first celebrities spotted is film actress of yesteryears, Bindya, draped in a Leena Jamali green and red sari. The actress plans to release her music album this year.


This year too, the LSAs will be vying to replicate the success of the event, held over the past decade in different countries, including Malaysia and United Arab Emirates. Unilever, the show’s organiser, will also be live streaming the show.

Boasting a record 26 categories this year, compared to last year’s 11, the show will celebrate Pakistan’s best in television, fashion, music and film.

Pakistani singer and actor Ali Zafar will be performing at the show, including a tribute to the late Ghazal maestro, Mehdi Hassan.

Follow the hashtags #LSA and Lux Style Awards on Twitter for more.

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Reader Comments (42)

  • salman kk
    Jul 10, 2012 - 8:44PM

    frankly i dont’t care …


  • Muhammd Naseer
    Jul 10, 2012 - 8:48PM

    Salam,dear please tell me how can i get pass for this award show
    please thank youRecommend

  • Faraz
    Jul 10, 2012 - 8:57PM

    I am not too interested, personally. But having said that, its a positive thing happening in Pakistan and should be supported. I am glad we have one such major event at least that makes it to the headlines. We need more of this.


  • SARA
    Jul 10, 2012 - 9:00PM

    happy to find out tribune giving full coverage to pakistani celebrities and entertainment, way to go!


  • adeel
    Jul 10, 2012 - 9:14PM



  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jul 10, 2012 - 9:27PM

    Event such as like Lux Style Awards are the ones which proves that life is going and for few hours people forget as what is happening in Karachi in respect with the law and order situation.

    I congratulate the organizers and participants of LSA and wish them a very beautiful evening.


  • Atheist, India
    Jul 10, 2012 - 9:51PM
  • Whats_wrong
    Jul 10, 2012 - 10:16PM

    promote nudity…wat else??? 10years ago lux style awards were much mode modest and decent.


  • Awans
    Jul 10, 2012 - 10:23PM

    There are many types of Pakistans within Pakistan and this is happening in one peculiar type of Pakistan that do exist in Generalized Pakistan.


  • Awans
    Jul 10, 2012 - 10:31PM

    @Whats_wrong: Well I am not interested in Lux style awards at all but Can you give me a Single Answer that how it is promoting Nudity when you were Born then you were Born Naked and you have no clothes at all. You promoted Nudity in front of your family members, Nurses and Doctors when you arrived in this World and you promoted Nudity in front of them. So shame on you what you did at the start of the inception and you have no right to talk about Nudity at all.


  • Concerned
    Jul 10, 2012 - 10:33PM

    These people aren’t ‘nude’, they’re just wearing less ‘covering’ clothes than you’re used to, which makes you uncomfortable and probably gives you a hard on (secretly, of course). Get over it. By Western standards, this is quite modest.


  • Whats_wrong
    Jul 10, 2012 - 10:37PM

    I wish Allah would have given Aqal to everyone but I guess thats not the case and there are exceptions to it. Because I was nude the civilized society gave me clothes.Recommend

  • Whats_wrong
    Jul 10, 2012 - 10:39PM

    So your just proving that lux style awards is promoting nothing but western standards and culture rite? I exactly meant the same thing. 10 years ago this was not the case.


  • Abdulah
    Jul 10, 2012 - 10:42PM

    glad to see something positive around, i wish i could go, pakistan needs more of these


  • Awans
    Jul 10, 2012 - 10:47PM

    @Whats_wrong: Sir Civilization is not made by Clothing but it is based on a way of life that is based on Mutual Respect and Harmony and based on Values of Freedom, Arts and Sciences development they lay the foundation of modern World or a Civilized World. Europe is in front of you. For Europeans Speaking Truth, Doing justice, treating every one as equal and using Technology for the benefit of mankind is a part of Civilization and they are least interested in what someone is wearing. So please correct yourself that it is your state of mind that makes you a civilized not what you wear. Pakistan is considered an un civilized world as so far they are unable to understand the word Civilization and their civilization start and end on clothing while they have nothing to do with Sciene, Tech, Culture or Equality at all.


  • aleema
    Jul 10, 2012 - 11:15PM

    @what’s wrong
    it is like banging against the wall when debating with these so called pseudo liberals..
    it is good they are a very tiny minority in pakistan..


  • sammy
    Jul 10, 2012 - 11:23PM

    well i dont blame veena malik after this……….


  • Hairaan
    Jul 11, 2012 - 12:42AM


    its a positive thing happening in Pakistan

    What’s your definition of POSITIVE THINGS. Anything disobeying the Creator’s laws?


  • Hairaan
    Jul 11, 2012 - 12:45AM


    By Western standards, this is quite modest

    Unfortunately brother you are not living in the west. Better go there if you really want to enjoy nudity.


  • Hairaan
    Jul 11, 2012 - 12:52AM

    So summing what you have said in 100 words means that the more flesh our women show to the people more civilized we are. Right?


  • smj
    Jul 11, 2012 - 1:21AM

    I wish our politicians and terrorists are replaced by these beautiful ladies. I can support them any dayRecommend

  • @zy
    Jul 11, 2012 - 1:27AM

    Simply superb…………..


  • shaista
    Jul 11, 2012 - 1:51AM

    th best thing is the ET front page top news is LSA but not PPP or PTI or PML (a-Z0 :D


  • Lazarus
    Jul 11, 2012 - 2:38AM

    I don’t come here to read the post, But to watch the two types of different crowds that “whine” everyday in the comments system.

    Do you even know you are using almost 30kb-1MB in SQL Database?


  • Awans
    Jul 11, 2012 - 2:44AM

    @Hairaan: Well you prove yourself a real idiot. Pakistani people are obsessed with Clothing of the women and for them Talking about women’s clothing is everything. I am out of here but all i want to say that Pakistan is destined to be doomed by the people like you who are just obsessed with one thing while for you nothing else matters. I think women can think and they could decide what they should wear and I am a guy and i have not any concern by dictating women what to wear and I have more important things in my life rather than to discuss the topic endeared by pakistanis the most.


  • MAC
    Jul 11, 2012 - 3:07AM

    If one has a “dirty” mind, one sees vulgarity everywhere. For such people, even a woman’s ankle who is wearing abaya is arousing. Those who equate fashion with nudity fall in this sad category of people, whose forced piousness is the ultimate expression of their frustration.


  • Whats_wrong
    Jul 11, 2012 - 3:14AM

    Its sad that ET doesn’t publish my comments which have no foul language.

    I replied that there is a difference between Technological advancement & Immorality/Imodesty.

    I ll take any technology from west which is good for me but won’t take everything crap from them. It seems that inferiority complex is rampant among Pakistanis.


  • Mj
    Jul 11, 2012 - 3:53AM

    @salman kk:
    Why did you comment then?


  • Zeta
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:49AM

    @Atheist, India:
    Frankly i dont give a damn that you “dont give a damn” about lux style awards?
    Why did you even bothered to open article and even more bothered to comment on it?


  • Prasad Babu
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:03AM

    Most western countries including the US allow skimpy dressing in the public but complete nudity is prohibited. The majority of Americans thinks complete nudity is not appropriate for their culture and is not good for the society. We Indians and Pakistanis living in the US learn and respect their culture. We don’t demand complete nudity.

    The majority of Pakistanis does not like skimpy dressing or complete nudity in the public. The majority thinks both skimpy dressing and nudity are not appropriate for their culture and is not good for the society. Why can’t people respect that?

    It is one thing to demand freedom of religion and security to the minorities, but demanding the right to dress inappropriately (to their culture) is crossing the line.


  • Faraz
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:07AM

    Mr. there are much more serious things happening against the Creator’s law in the land of the pure!!! Do you know about that too?? like no value of human life?? Agreeing with the celebrities way of life and how they dress is not my concern. My concern is there is something peaceful happening in Pakistan which at least does not send a wrong message. But you people see the length of the clothes women wear and that’s all you think. Everything is not white or black Mr. Learn to promote culture, art and tolerance in the society and this does not mean we want to see our women nude, LUX awards is at least not a negative thing and similar things should happen more with women modestly dressed to respect the feelings of the masses (who probably secretly want to see them like that, less covered!, admit it!!)


  • Brainsucker
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:07AM

    @Awan: Next, Yeah sure, you don’t have time to discuss how pakistani’s are so obsessed with women’s clothing, but strangely you have all the time in the world to advocate nudity, bravo bravo you double faced fake liberals..


  • Awans
    Jul 11, 2012 - 8:33AM

    @Brainsucker:Mr BrainSucker that guy commented that Lux Style awards are promoting Nudity. Can you see any Picture above where there is Nudity???. I am not advocating Nudity but i am actually coming to the level of Pakistan as for Pakistani Anything skimpy is Pure Nudity and that is why I answered that Guy in that manner. Also I am not a Liberal at all. I belong from a Village and I am conservative But strangely in my view the people of Villages are more tolerant than the people of the cities who are extremists and intolerant to the core. I want to end this thinking in Pakistan that every time when Some Girl is raped our Soceity Blame the Woman not the Rapist as according to Our Soceity a Women with no Proper dressing have a right to get Raped. This same thinking is in British Pakistanis and Now British Pakistanis are the biggest Perverts in Britian and Majority of them are involved in Sex offensives based on that same thinking and Women CLothing and Morality criteria is now making White Women Easy Meat for Pakistanis.


  • xoya
    Jul 11, 2012 - 9:57AM

    Very well written Saadia . wow i am Proud that we Pakistanis can also have a great award show we just need abit more hard work & co operation from other fellow citizens & we will be next to IIFA awards India .
    we have talent too & we have hard working people here too so bravo Lux Style Awards & keep it up
    We Should make our country Proud too


  • Universal Truth
    Jul 11, 2012 - 10:02AM

    I am like too these types of ceremonies where people express theirs self through “Bold Dresses like Glamour”, “Open Speeches”, or what ever, but in Pakistan very lesser or fix groups of people we saw on that of functions, quest mark is that what our normal status girls / woman wear that types of dresses into common society like our Domestic functions (Marriages etc) if “Yes” than where, yes on that types of functions where no any common people participate, and I must say this is “Crudity” which shown only specific arenas.

    I must say again I like that types of ceremonies but we can’t prevail this with full “Autonomy” into society. In-fact this called “Discrimination” between “Common People” vs. which people join that of functions.

    Please check all who “Nations” where gives equal opportunities either Man/Woman or Black/White or High Profile vs. Low Profile always getting success.

    Please Analyze…


  • Maher
    Jul 11, 2012 - 11:52AM

    Another debate of religious aspects, modesty, nudity etc etc. We guys are always complaining.. Of such events are not held, then we say that we are living in too tight and narrow minded culture. If such events are happening then we see labels of modesty and liberalization..


  • Jul 11, 2012 - 12:05PM

    I love saba qamar and happy a award for herrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


  • Huma Shah
    Jul 11, 2012 - 12:56PM

    @Everyone above…. relax!. its an award show. u dont like it, dont watch it or read about it. and it is news, so they will publish about it… time to take a chill pill…


  • haniya sheikh
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:22PM

    I personally have no interest in award shows.But i’m verry happy for QB dat she won two deserved awards.Please stop the criticizm over attires.It is an award show.One cant be restrained from anything he/she wanna do.Recommend

  • RahimA
    Jul 12, 2012 - 3:07PM

    Get over the dressing and focus on the talent please.
    This country has too much potential but so many woman and people in general HOLD back because they are afraid of the close minded response – similar to what is portrayed above.


  • ifaaela
    Jul 12, 2012 - 4:47PM

    yes the potential of exposing skin to maximum extent


  • MK
    Jul 13, 2012 - 3:52PM

    TRIBUNE is detailing :)


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