The movie managed to win the Jury Prize while Nayyar Ejaz won the Best Supporting Actor award.
The movie managed to win the Jury Prize while Nayyar Ejaz won the Best Supporting Actor award.

It hasn't even been two months since Baaji's release and the film already has two awards under its belt.

The Meera-starrer was selected for a screening at the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival in Ontario, Canada where it won the Jury Prize while Nayyar Ejaz won the Best Supporting Actor award.

Co-star Ali Kazmi was a runner-up in the same category and he took to Instagram to share the happy news.

"Baaji screened at the MISAFF and we wont the grand jury prize plus best supporting actor, Nayyar Ejaz, the Chandiest Kamal. It's not only a win for us it's a win for Pakistani cinema on a global scale!"" shared Kazmi.

He added, "Runner up was me, that's a win in my book, being runner up to a legend like Nayyar Ejaz."

Nayyar Ejaz also posted the news by sharing a screenshot of the director's announcement of the news on Whatsapp.

Said the director, “Everyone I am proud to let you know that Baaji has won two awards at MISAFF. It won the Grand Jury Prize for its overall excellence and popularity in the festival and it also won Best Supporting Actor for Nayyar Ejaz. This is a huge honor for all of us as MISAFF is the largest and most renown festival for South Asian cinema in North America."

"It also has a very sophisticated jury and excellent reach. So thank you to each one of you for making this happen. We have all won!”

The Pakistani entertainment industry has been successful so far in it's revival and gaining International acclaim like this only proves this is just the beginning.

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