GLOSS Volume 2, Issue 7 - 2018 - Page 7

P R O F I L E act that left the venue ringing with laughter. Hosting duties were then taken over by Adnan Siddiqui and Hareem Farooq. Iqra Aziz and a sponsor presented the Best New Sensation Television award to Hania Aamir, whereas its male counterpart was given to Ahad Raza Mir by Sajal Aly. Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussain was in attendance and presented the award for Excellence in Cinema to Reema Khan for her contributions to the industry. The audience was then enthralled by a riveting performance by Mahira Khan and troupe on the songs Zalima, Urhi Urhi, Ballay Ballay and Jawai Noon. Yasir Hussain and Ali Rehman returned to the stage. The next two awards were presented by Vaneeza Ahmed and Humayun Saeed. The first of these was for Best Original Soundtrack, and O Rangreza Surmai beat out five other tracks for the win. Qavi Khan and Sania Saeed claimed the Most Impactful Character in a serial prize for Sammi and Alif Allah Aur Insan respectively. Best Actor in negative role, presented by a sponsor went to Ushna Shah for Alif Allah aur Insaan. Hum Icon of the Year was presented by Duraid Qureshi to Shahid Afridi. Megastar of Pakistani music Atif Aslam then came on stage and stole the show with his absolutely outstanding musical performance of his popular number Dil Diyan Gallan, Thaam lo, Woh Lamhe, Hoor, Pehli Dafa etc Bushra Ansari took the stage as host and invited Sultana Siddiqui to present the excellence in humanity award to Masarrat Misbah. A special package for Recognition award in film was viewed and the prestigious award was presented by Fawad Khan to Humayun Saeed for both acting in and producing Punjab Nahi Jaongi. Best Actor Film went to Mahira Khan presented by Fawad Khan. Best Writer Drama Serial and Best Director Drama Serial were presented by Samina Peerzada and Adnan Siddiqui and were awarded to Qaisera for Alif Allah Aur Insaan, and to Kashif Nisar for O Rangreza and Ahsan Talish for Alif Allah Aur Insaan, respectively. The entertainment-packed evening then featured a knockout performance by Mikaal Zulfiqar and Hareem Farooq. The next set of hosts for the evening were Ahmed Ali Butt and Sanam Jung. To recognize outstanding personalities who were voted by viewers for their remarkable work in the field of drama, viewers’ choice nominations included four awards. Beginning with Best On-Screen