FIFTEEN YEARS, 15 GLORIOUS LSA MOMENTS
On the 15th anniversary of the Lux Style Awards we decided to look back and celebrate some of the most priceless moments in Pakistani award show history. For the sake of this list we sat through almost 40 hours of footage and relived every single LSA that has taken place so far. Here are the highlights:
Shan’s first ever live performance at the 2006 Lux Style Awards
While Lollywood’s biggest heartthrob was used to doing dance numbers on screen, he had never performed live. In 2006 Shaan was paired up in a dance number with Saima who looked beautiful in her ‘laal laacha’. The two of them left their audience spellbound.
Humayun Saeed wins his first award for Chaandni Raatein in 2003
Do you remember what a big blockbuster this serial was? This was the time when all the ladies went ga ga over the very young and handsome Humayun Saeed for the first time. His performance was praiseworthy and the serial, based on issues of polygamy and motherhood, very captivating. Humayun has come a long way, hasn’t he?
Moin Akhtar’s entertainment segments in 2003
What a precious night. The 2003 LSAs left us with so many beautiful memories of Moin Akhtar at his prime. He provided the audience with comic relief but it was clear as day that he was not just a humorist – he was, and still remains, one of Pakistan’s most treasured actors, hosts, producers and writers.
Faysal Qureshi winning his first LSA award for Best TV Actor on a Satellite channel in 2005
Faysal won the best actor award for his comic performance in Main aur Tum. Nominated in the category alongside the biggest names of the television industry, like Nadeem sahib, Abid Ali, Firdous Jamal, Sajid Hasan and Talat Hussain, he said “I wasn’t expecting this. Just like Humayun scored a hat trick this year for winning awards, I will score one for not getting the award!”
Wasim Akram winning the Personality of the Decade award in 2006
This good looking and stylish cricketer thanked his club, his coaches, Javed Miandad, Mudassir Nazar and “the great Imran Khan” for his success. He said he had good teachers. Yup, that’s right, we’re not surprised – having IK as one of his mentors, Wasim Bhai was bound to become the style icon he is today!
When Runa Laila and Meera shared the stage to entertain the audience
The combination of Runa Laila’s beautiful voice and Meera’s electric thumkas created a dynamite combination on stage. It was a trip down memory lane as the duo relived this sixties classic.
Karma winning the Best Couture Designer award one year before they parted ways
It was highly ironic when Maheen Kardar stated “I’d like to thank my partners, Kamiar and Saad – I can’t think of working with any other two people” upon winning the Best Couture Designer award in 2006. It was great to see Rokni and Ali together on stage that year before they split and parted ways permanently, a year later. Since then, both the designers have come a long way with their separate design houses.
Hadiqa Kayani’s performance with her quirky haircut and models in mohawks!
Hadiqa entertained the audience with her song Meherman dilan deya during the 2006 awards show while dancing with hot male models clad in HSY’s latest collection. Side note: heart throb Adnan Malik from Sadqay Tumharay was also one of these men.
When Reema and HSY performed on Love mein gum for LSA in 2011
HSY was the perfect dance partner for the talented and evergreen Reema. It isn’t easy to dance in sync with the queen of Lollywood and hats off to HSY for doing an excellent job! We can now say that he dances as well as he designs!
When our very own Tennis Superstar Aisam ul Haq received the Most Stylish Person award for 2011 from Ayaan Ali, the model and ex-convict
Of course, sports and style go hand in hand and who doesn’t love a handsome young sports star in a good suit, including Ayyan Ali.
When Pakistan’s first fashion editor Samina Ibrahim was given the lifetime achievement award in 2011
Whenever we will talk about Pakistan’s fashion journey, Samina Ibrahim’s name will always come up as the first Pakistani fashion editor who took Pakistan from the vague to the vogue. Her colleagues say that she understood photographs like a professional fashion photographer. Even after her 28 year journey in the fashion world she said “thank you, not just for the award but for inspiring me, hopefully, to a new beginning”.
When Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy was bestowed the Lux Style Award of Achievement 2012
“This is the first time I am being honoured in my own country and to receive an honour in your own country cannot be matched even by an Academy Award. As Pakistanis we need to start celebrating our own work,” said the two-time Oscar winner
Hamsafar bagging 4 awards in one night for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Drama and Best Director in 2013
The audience wouldn’t have settled for anything less. What a glorious moment it was when sab ke dilon ki dhadkan, Fawad Khan, won Best Actor, the beautiful Mahira Khan won best Actress, the talented Momina Duraid won Best Drama and the extraordinary Sarmad Khoosat won Best Director for Humsafar. It was the biggest serial of 2012 and played an instrumental role in launching Fawad and Mahira’s bollywood careers and once again put Pakistani TV on the global map.
Pyare Afzal winning five awards in one night
Following closely on Humsafar’s footsteps, Pyaare Afzal owned the award night by winning all the major categories in TV.
When Ali Zafar bragged about his dance with Katrina Kaif in the 2015 LSA
And not only that, but he also challenged Fawad to dance with Katrina! Little did we know that Karan Johar will love Fawad so much in Kapoor & Sons that he would cast him the following year with the lovely Katrina in his next venture! Good luck for that Fawad, we can’t wait to see you do that dance with Kat!