Pakistan’s biopic telefilm, ‘Aik Hai Nigar’ wins big in the category of Best Asian Film at the prestigious Septimius Awards in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The biopic telefilm Aik Hai Nigar depicts the life events of Pakistan’s first female Lieutenant general. The telefilm was a production venture of Mahira Khan as she appeared in the titular role in the film.
The film features the struggles in the personal life and career achievements of Lt Gen Nigar Johar. Actor Bilal Ashraf played the character of her husband Johar Ali Khan. Aik Hai Nigar depicts the bravery, courage, and emotions of Lt Gen Nigar Johar. The acclaimed film had garnered widespread appreciation from audiences in Pakistan.
The category of Best Asian Film included a total of 8 films. The nominations include Farah, a film about a 14-year-old girl in 1948 Palestine watching catastrophe consume her house from a locked cellar, and 218, an Emirati movie about three women sharing the apartment 218 and their tales of domestic violence, nostalgia, and pursuit of revenge.
The nomination also included Sermon on the Mount, a documentary on black experiences, and Paka (River of Blood), an Indian Malayalam drama based on the river that swells on rivalry and blood of the two feuding families and how the young couple tries to overcome this hatred with love.
Producer Nina Kashif took home the award for her telefim Aik Hai Nigar at the Septimius Awards which were held in Amsterdam, Netherlands 🤩 The telefilm had been nominated in the Best Asian film category with Mahira Khan being nominated in the Best Asian Actress category as well pic.twitter.com/MN0RPWgarb
— Galaxy Lollywood (@galaxylollywood) June 8, 2022
Now watching Mahira Khan's Aik Hai Nigar, based on the life of the legendary Lt. Gen Nigar. There is something so attractive about the uniform of female officers of Pakistan Army – the formality of khaki uniform blended with the femininity of a sari – my favourite dress. pic.twitter.com/g8GE5R0gMK
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) October 30, 2021
The film festival showcases the best independent films from all over the world. It places a strong emphasis on discovering and encouraging new talent annually. The film festival has a wide range of attendees which include Grammy, Emmy, and Oscar.
Mahira Khan is an acclaimed Pakistani actress. She was included among the BBC 100 Most Influential Women in 2020.
“Mahira Khan is no ordinary actress – she is outspoken against sexual violence, refuses to endorse skin-lightening creams, and supports the fight against racism. She wants to tackle social issues in her native Pakistan by changing the narrative in films and on TV.”
UK-based media outlets recognized her participation in the rehabilitation of Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Khan was nominated as the Goodwill Ambassador for Afghan Refugees by United Nations High Commission for Refugees Pakistan.