Bol secures three awards in London Asian Film Festival

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London: Pakistan’s film Bol has secured three awards in the The London Asian Film Festival at the prestigious BAFTA building. Bol film, Humaima Malik, and Amer Kashmiri were declared winner of the different categories.

The 14th London Asian Film Festival came to a close recently with the final awards ceremony.  The cinema of Pakistan was represented at the festival with a screening of Bol, a film which focuses on gender discrimination.

The film’s lead actress Humaima Malik told media why she felt it was important for Pakistani cinema to be represented at the festival: “Bol is an art piece from my country so it feels great to represent my cinema and my country. It’s a very meaningful film. There’s no ‘hulla gulla’ and it features the real experiences of women. It’s an important film because the subject is so powerful and it’s been nominated in so many different countries for so many awards.

“We have seven nominations today. It’s not about winning. It’s just about being represented amongst so many people and great films. All the team is here. It feels great. I’m crossing my fingers. I get to see a lot of good work here too from other countries, she said.

Accepting the ‘Best Film’ award for Bol, the film’s line producer Fatima Khan said: “I would like to dedicate this award to the youth of Pakistan. They are very talented people who are working relentlessly to promote a very positive image of Pakistan.”

Full list of winners:

Best Film:





Best Crossover Film


Lucky – WINNER!


The Desire – A Journey of a Woman

Best Male Actor:

Rizwan Ahmed – Trishna – WINNER!

Naseeruddin Shah – Michael

Manzar Sehbai – Bol

Victor Banerjee – Lucky

Best Female Actor:

Humaima Malik – Bol – WINNER!

Shilpa Shetty – The Desire

Frieda Pinto – Trishna

Jayashree Basavraj – Lucky

Best New Talent:

Sihle Dlamini – Lucky

Ribhu Dasgupta – Michael

Amr Kashmiri – Bol – WINNER!

Best Film Production



The Desire – A Journey of a Woman – WINNER!


The Audience Choice Award

Throw of a Dice – WINNER!

Lifetime Achievement Award

Javed Akhtar – WINNER!

Short Film Competition

The Lad – WINNER!

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1 Response to " Bol secures three awards in London Asian Film Festival "

  1. Sarmad says:

    THis is NOT a full list of winners and leaves out another Pakistan win, Rahat, for best music talent in film for Tamanna.

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