The success of Bol is nothing surprising given the talent of the whole cast and crew who dedicatedly brought forward a worthy film. According to The Express Tribune, both Bol and Tamanna, which has not even been released yet, have been shortlisted for the 14th London Asian Film Festival.
There are a total of seven nominations for the film Bol:
Best Female Actor – Humaima Malick
Best Male Actor – Manzar Sehbai
Best Director – Shoaib Mansoor
Best Film Production – Bol
Best Music Talent in a Film – Atif Aslam
Best Film – Bol
Best New Talent – Amr Kashmiri
Besides this in the category of Best Music Talent in a Film, Rahet Fateh Ali Khan has also been nominated for his song Koi Dil Mein from Tamanna. Both Atif Aslam and Rahet Fateh Ali Khan are competing against A. R. Rahman in this category.
The film festival will take place on March 16 and will end on 24. The festival is known for choosing those films for recognition that help to focus on issues that Asian countries face. From Pakistan, Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol will be screened followed by a Q & A session attended by Humaima Malick. Then there will be a documentary film on the making of Tamanna followed by discussion on the film and the conditions of filmmaking in Pakistan and the industry.
While expressing his joy about this, Sahir Ali, Tamanna’s music director said:
“Following the Oscars, this is a huge breakthrough for Pakistani music and cinema.”