KARACHI: The glamorous, colorful, credible, most consistent and most eagerly anticipated “Lux Style awards 2016” ceremony will be held here today.The LSA team is making arrangements, and they promise to be a big, big show.The Lux Style Awards has the honour of being the only award show — celebrating excellence in entertainment, music and fashion in Pakistan – that has shown the consistency of commitment by happening every year since it commenced in 2002.
There were unfortunate dips in the scale of the event, falling especially low when winners were honoured in a studio shoot one year and at a high tea another. But this year’s 15th anniversary show promises to salvage all that with an event that promises to be grand. It may not surpass the grandeur of 2007, when the LSAs flew out to Malaysia, but it’ll be a super show all the same.
Ali Zafar has been a major highlight in the past shows with his performances and presence. This year we will be seeing the maestro hosting this lavish event.Ali Zafar will be kicking off the event with a song he has written as tribute to 15 years of the LSAs. Looking forward to fun and dance there. Urwa Hocane and Farhan Saeed will host the music segment. Songs from Manto and Moor (both films had fantastic soundtracks) will be celebrated and the music segment will also feature TV serial soundtracks. It will be a mixed bag but a very well-orchestrated one.
The show will be interspersed with other hosts as well and we can expect to see Ahmed Ali Butt and Yasir Hussain bring their fantastic brand of comedy to the program. Add Marwa Hocane and Aamina Sheikh to that list. It promises to be a fun ride and wait…before you’re left wondering, Fawad Khan of course will be there and we’d tell you more but some things are better left to surprise.
Pakistan’s sweetheart, Mahira will be performing to her own songs amongst other tracks. Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan won’t be hosting like last year but there are hints that they will be featured in major segments.
The Lux Style Awards are known for acknowledging excellence in all fields of entertainment and fashion and music has been a pivotal part of each year’s show. Amjad Sabri opened the show last year and there are very few words that can describe the level of tragedy that he is no longer with us today. The show, however, cannot go on without paying homage to the legend and it will be done via a solemn tribute featuring Ali Zafar, Quratulain Baloch, Ali Sethi, Hadiqa Kiyani and Farhan Saeed amongst others. Amjad Sabri will also be posthumously given the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Slain internet sensation Qandeel Baloch had committed to perform at the upcoming Lux Style Awards 2016 hours before she was strangled to death by her brother. It has been revealed that LSA Talent Manager Maaz Ghazi was coordinating with the social media starlet. “The finale is going to be scintillating,” promises Fareshteh Aslam. “People will be staying till the very end of the ceremony in order to see it.”