Baaji, a recently released film starring Meera entered the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival in Mississauga, Canada and won itself two awards.
According to details, the movie received the Jury Prize (audience recognition category) and Nayyer Ejaz grabbed ‘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.
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#Baaji Screened at the #Misaff2019 film festival to a packed audience and we won the grand jury prize plus best supporting actor @nayyar_ejaz the chaandest Kamal (runner up was me, that’s a win in my book being runner up to a legend like Nayyar ijaz:) it’s not only a win for us it’s a win for Pakistani cinema on a global scale! Thank you @mosaic_misaff for having us be a part of this prestigious festival with films and artists from all over the globe 🌎 and thank you the most amazing audiences that continue to keep Baaji rocking the cinemas 🤘🏼❤️its an honour! #baajithefilm #aryfilms #filmfest #pakistanicinema #actor #director #global #rammy #films #stillincinemas #arthasnoboundaries
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.
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.