The 17th edition of the Lux Style Awards are all set to take place tonight and we’re wondering whether tonight’s show will give us another unforgettable memory to chalk into our memory. Whether it’s a star-studded performance or backstage drama that provides fodder to the media mill, the LSAs never disappoint in creating memories of the Pakistani media industry that are seen nowhere else!
So, as the curtain raises on the award show tonight, we look at some memorable moments from the LSAs through the years!
2007: LSA goes to Malaysia
Once upon a time, when the budgets were huge and the industry not so big, the LSAs went the IIFA way and flew people out to Kuala Lumpur and the Genting Highlands in Malaysia for the 6th edition of the award show. However, things started getting ‘colourful’ even before the LSAs, themselves. Whether it was the chartered flight with all of the industry on it, or the all-night partying, no one has forgotten that year!
2007: Naheed Akhter performs live with Lollywood!
Naheed Akhtar re-emerged at the Lux Style Awards in 2007 as she sung her hit songs live with then-popular Lollywood actresses – Resham, Veena Malik, Nirma, Sana, and Meera – dancing to the groovy beats. For anyone who grew up in the 70s and 80s, the performance made them go down the memory lane with her!
2008: Atif & Reshma
The year was 2008, and the LSAs were all about nostalgia since the film industry was only starting its revival. Thus, to keep the entertainment factor up, we saw the great Reshma perform on stage with none other than Atif Aslam – who was at the peak of his Bollywood career. Reshma was very unwell at that time and she was extremely fragile but she mustered up the energy to deliver the most soul-stirring rendition of ‘Lambi Judai’. When Atif joined her, kneeled in front of her and she placed her hand on his head in dua, there wasn’t a dry eye in the audience!
2008: Shaan throws shade at Shoaib Mansoor
With the film industry’s revival being marked by the success of Khuda Kay Liye, everyone thought that 2008 would be a year celebrating the director behind the film, Shoaib Mansoor. However, things went awry when the cast of the film – Fawad Khan, Shaan, and Iman Ali – got on stage and Shaan decided he wanted to call the director out on his stringent behavior. Things went downhill from there and surely became awkward really quick. Needless to say, ratings were highest that year!
2011: HSY performs
The 10th edition of the LSAs saw something quite interesting happen at the Lux stage as fashion met Lollywood in the shape of HSY and Reema. Performing on a song from the actress’ film ‘Love Mein Ghum’, HSY debuted his dance moves in front of the world and one couldn’t help but admire it! It was surely something we aren’t forgetting so soon!
2016: Ali Zafar owns the whole show
While 2016 was a dark year for the industry, with the death of some major celebs such as Amjad Sabri, the LSAs tried persevering through it by adding tributes and a softer side of entertainment to the roster. Starting the show that year was Ali Zafar, whose ‘Rockstar’ opening performance was enough to make everyone realize why we love this charmer so much!
2017: Reema and Mawra meet on the stage!
It’s always a delight to see the best of both worlds, and the LSAs made sure that happens perfectly in 2017 when Mawra and Reema performed together. A union of the Lux girls, both divas danced to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s ‘Tu Mera Dil’ to utmost perfection and kept the spectacle alive!
Which LSA moment was your favourite? Tell us in the comment section below!