The 2nd Servis HUM Awards were held at Expo Centre, Karachi on Saturday. Superstars, top models and socialites were enthralled to witness a grand red carpet that was spread across one humongous hall of the Expo Centre. The foyer area had white couches that were complemented by a backdrop of glasswork and bright lights with soothing music by Wahab Shah.
Once inside the main activity hall, the audience was mesmerised to see a majestic stage that was decorated with a big LED screen in the centre and an awe-inspiring, massive, and beautifully lit stage.
The night began with model-turned-actors Mekaal Zulfiqar and Sanam Saeed hosting the first segment of the show, which were the Music Awards. The nominees for Best Band 2013 were Symt, Jal, Overload and Sketches. Musician and producer Immu came along with model Jia Ali to present the award to band Overload. Farhad Humayun collected the award on behalf of the band. Next award was for the Best Video for Music. The nominees for this category were Adnan Kandhar for “Main Sufi Hoon” by Sketches, Usman Mukhtar for “Kyun Gai” by Farhan Saeed, Taimoor Mirza for “Waikh Bandiya” by Abbas Ali Khan and Natasha Ejaz and Yasir Jaswal for “Bolay” by Uzair Jaswal. Pakistani pop icon Faakhir and top model Amna Ilyas presented the award to Sketches for the Best Music Video of 2013. Internationally acclaimed and legendary singer Alamgir was accompanied by musician and actress Ayesha Omar to present the award for Best Solo Artiste. The nominees for Best Solo Artistes were Bilal Khan for “Do gharee”, Uzair Jaswal for “Bolay”, Falak for “Mujh main hai tu”, Sajjad Ali for “Hur zulm” and Farhan Saeed for “Kyun gai”.
Sajjad Ali was declared the Best Solo Artiste for 2013. The next category for music was Best OST for 2013 and the nominees for the category were “Jalta aasma sulagti zamin meri Tarjuman”, “Zindagi gulzar hai” by Ali Zafar, “Dil-e-muztar ko samjhaya bohat hai”, “Mil gai dukh se rihaee dekho”, “Reet riwaj ke zewar hain ya hathkariyan” and “Kabhi aashna kabhi ajnabi”. The award went to “Dil-e-muztar ko samjhaya bohat hai” for best OST of the year 2013.
The audience was surprised by a captivating performance by veteran artistes Javed Sheikh and Bushra Ansari who performed on a medley of Gari Ko Chalana. The performance was followed by a special Lifetime Achievement Award that was presented by HUM Network President Sultana Siddiqui to Zia Mohiuddin for his contribution towards the entertainment industry of Pakistan.
The segment for fashion was hosted by Vasay Choudhry and Sanam Saeed. The choreographer and photographer Tapu Javeri was invited with make-up artist Nabeela to present the award for Best Women’s Wear. The nominees were Sana Safinaz, Kamiar Rokni, Deepak Perwani, Rizwan Beyg and Hassan Sheheryar Yasin (HSY). HSY was awarded with Best Women’s Wear Designer Award for year 2013. Fashion designer Ali Xeeshan was invited with Saba Ansari to present the award for Best Designer Wear Award next. The nominees for this category were Emraan Rajput, Amir Adnan, Ismail Fareed, Humayun Alamgir and Ahmed Bham. Ismail Fareed was honoured with Best Designer for Menswear.
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