Mahira Khan was presented with the Contribution to Film and Activism Award at the opening ceremony of the UK Asian Film Festival. The event commenced on 14th March and will go on till March 25.
The Verna starlet dedicated the award to her son, Azlan. Clad in a deconstructed Elan sari, she expressed her gratitude after receiving the award.
“Thank you. I’m going to keep it short. Like you said, if my son is being overlooked (because of my work)? I always ask my son about what should I say? Should I thank you? And he would always respond, ‘Please don’t thank me.’ So, I hope someone is recording this!”
The UK Asian Film Festival will be celebrating 20 years of championing independent South Asian cinema by hosting a 12-day season of film screenings and events in Edinburgh, Manchester, Leicester and London.
The starlet was also spotted at the London premiere of Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed and Adnan Malik starrer, Cake, which is slated to release on March 30 in Pakistan.
Mahira’s political drama, Verna, was also screened at the event on March 16.
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