LUX Style Awards 2012 – Event Stills
The results are out! As guests gossiped about nominees that lost out and applauded the winners that took home the award, it was heartening to see the industry’s camaraderie – however superficial and short-lived it may be. Touted as the Oscars of Pakistan, the LSAs remain the only platform that celebrates and encourages talent; with that very feel-good notion, the Lux Style Awards 2012 hosted the glitterati of Pakistan’s entertainment and fashion industry for a night of song and dance. It’s a pity that Bol’s Manzar Sehbai rejected his award — read on to find out exactly why!
Hits and misses
We loved Ahmed Ali Butt’s LSA song! Here are the lyrics: LSA let’s celebrate, LSA just love don’t hate, LSA it’s all okay, LSA everybody
Veena Malik ko koi kapre pehnwa de, Meera ka koi husband dilwa de
Resham ko koi film karwa de, Shaan ko Sahir Lodhi se milwaa de Faisal, Humayun, Aijaz khush nahin hain, Un ki dramon ki rating ghat rahi hai
Commercial bhi ab in kay nahin hai, Jab se Afridi ne acting shoroo ki hai
Sari actresses kitne pyaari lag rahi hain, Under se ek doosre se jal rahi hai
In ko lage yeh award in ka hi hai, In ko maloom nahin ke Bushra yahin hain
Sheroo, Nomi, Nabila, Deepak yahin hain, In ko invitation Frieha ne ne di hai
Aur woh designer jo keh yahan pe nahin hain, Samjho un ke Facebook pe Frieha nahin hai
The biggest shock of the evening was Adnan Malik winning the LSA for Best Music Video for “Mera Bichra Yaar”. How on earth did this cover song’s video manage to beat Aisha Linnea and Shahbaz Shighri’s “Paki Rambo” and above all, Jami’s “Bum Phatta”?
Despite all the ridicule, Meera is a great sport and she showed it at the LSAs by participating in the round of Antakshari initiated by Humaima Malik and Ahmed Ali Butt. The only glitch was that instead of starting with ‘r’, which was the syllable she had to begin with, she burst into a “La la la” and sang “Har Kisi Koh Nahin” with a big smile on her face.
Their fashionable best
Taking cue from the environment-friendly gesture of the IIFA award ceremony’s green carpet, after last year’s blue, the LSAs 2012 had a green carpet entrance at the Expo Center Tuesday evening. Celebrities posed for pictures, dressed mostly in formal dresses with gold, black and white as the dominant theme.
ong and dance
The performances were by far the most entertaining segment. A medley performed by a group of celebrities – including Ahmed Jahanzeb, Ahsan Khan, Mathira, Meera, Faisal Qureshi and Sana – paid tribute to Ahmed Rushdie classics like “Yeh Aada, Yeh Naz, Yeh Andaz Aap Ka”, “Socha Tha Pyar Na Kerain Gaay” to “Ko Ko Korina”. While all the stars danced with great enthusiasm, Mathira’s duck-pout and swiveling hips were something to remember.
The most electrifying performance was the tribute paid to the late Mehdi Hassan by Ali Zafar, for which he sang “Mujhay Tum Nazr Say Girah Tou Rahay Ho” – nothing could have been more soulful. Zafar later put on his dancing shoes with Humaima Malik and gave us an energetic performance to “Jhoom” and “Madhubala”.
Designers Ali Xeeshan, Akif Mehmood and Fahad Hussayn showed their collections on the ramp, but sadly failed to garner any appreciation. An awards ceremony is no place for a fashion show. And as far as the clothes are concerned, the less that we recall, the better.