Mahira Khan's telefilm Aik Hai Nigar, based on the life and career of Lieutenant General Nigar Johar, Pakistan's first female three-star general, has won the Best Asian Film Trophy at the Septimius Awards.
Nina Kashif, the film's co-producer, attended the ceremony and accepted the award on behalf of the team. On Wednesday, she re-shared Instagram stories celebrating the win. Actor Yasir Hussain and talk show host Asim Tiwana were among the well-wishers.
The Septimius Awards, held from June 6 to June 7 this year, are an award ceremony aiming to discover and encourage new independent talent from around the world. The primary objective of the Septimius Awards is to promote and encourage awareness, appreciation and understanding of the film in all genres.
"Honoured to be able to play a woman I admire so much. Pakistan Army’s first female Three star General. Aik Hai Nigar traces the life and career of Lieutenant General Nigar Johar. What a life, what a story… to know her, is to know one of the greatest we have amongst us," said Mahira about her role.
The telefilm released in October last year. Apart from the Humsafar actor, the telefilm also starred Bilal Ashraf, Khushal Khan, Sohail Sameer, Sara and Iman Shahid.
Made for ARY Digital, the telefilm has been written by Umera Ahmed and directed by Adnan Sarwar. Mahira and Kashif produced the film under the banner of their production house Soul Fry Films.
Congratulations to the Aik Hai Nigar team!