Whether it’s the Best Actress award at the 11th Lux Style Awards 2012 or Best Actor Female award at London Asian Film Festival, Pakistani actor Humaima Malik has received a lot of fame and acclaim for her moving performance in the unconventional movie Bol.
However, this time she has been crowned the Best Lead Actress for her role in Bol at the first-ever South Asian Rising Star Film Awards.
“I had no idea this role would earn so much recognition. It is an amazing honour to receive another award in a foreign land for a movie that is very close to my heart,” says Humaima, who was nominated in the Best Lead Actress category among four other actors.
Humaima says she owes the entire team of Bol, Shoaib Mansoor — the director — and her family for this achievement. Her role in the movie was of a strong woman who fought against the society’s hypocrisy, and her father’s patriarchal and double standards.
Four other nominees for the category included Indian actors Tannishtha Chatterjee, Parineeti Chopra, Rasika Dugal and Preeti Desai.
The award function, which was organised in collaboration with HBO, was part of the 9th annual South Asian International Film Festival — the largest entertainment gala related to South Asian entertainment industry to be held in the United States.
The Indian debutant and porn star Sunny Leonne hosted the event along with US film-maker Jay Chandrasekhar. On the other hand, the star studded jury included American actor and musician Janina Gavankar, Indian film critic Rajeev Masand, front man of Goldspot and singer-songwriter Siddhartha Khosla, and American actor Maulik Pancholy.
Humaima’s achievements do not make a stop just here. She has also been nominated for the Best Actress category at the Asia Pacific Screen Award, for which she would be competing with Indian actor Vidya Balan of The Dirty Picture fame.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 25th, 2012.