The glittering city of Manchester, was set ablaze on October 21 as the stars descended for Kashmir presents Bisconni Chocolatto, the 5th International Pakistan Prestige Awards (IPPA), a celebration of talent, glamour, and achievement in the world of Pakistani entertainment. This year’s event was nothing short of spectacular, marking yet another milestone in IPPA’s journey after four successful editions.
The red carpet was graced with the presence of numerous celebrities who lit up the night in their most glamorous outfits. With a star-studded guest list that included names like Atiqa Odho, Ahsan Khan, Humaima Malik, Ali Rehman, Komal Meer, Yashma Gill, Hiba Bukhari, Ahmad Ali Butt, Azfar Rehman, Mansha Pasha, Amar Khan, Adnan Siddiqui, Humayun Saeed, Nazish Jehangir, Hania Amir, Shiraz Uppal, Mehwish Hayat, Sheharyar Munawar, Ayesha Omar, Syeda Tuba Anwar and many more, Kashmir presents Bisconni Chocolatto 5th International Pakistan Prestige Awards 2023 truly lived up to its reputation as one of the most glamorous international events of the year.
The evening kicked off with soulful renditions of the national anthems of Pakistan and the UK, setting the stage for an unforgettable night. The ceremony featured thrilling performances, gripping speeches, and moments of pure entertainment. In a night of glitz and glamour, Kashmir presents Bisconni Chocolatto 5th International Pakistan Prestige Awards, the stage was set on fire in Manchester.
The evening commenced with the dynamic duo of Azfar Rehman and Hiba Bukhari, who performed the duties of the first hosts of the night. They opened the event by welcoming the organizers of IPPA, Mr. Ali Malik and Mr. Mukhtar Chouhan, who delivered heartfelt speeches and thanked the people of Manchester for their support.
This exciting event began with the presentation of the “BEST COMEDY WEB SERIES OTT” award by Mr. Afzal Khan (MP and Shadow Minister), and the award was presented to Mahsam Raza. The night continued with a bang, as the second award of the evening, “BEST RISING STAR OF THE YEAR” was presented by Shiraz Upal and Ansab Rizwan (CEO of Remit Choice), and the award was claimed by Iman Fatima. The third award, “BEST DESIGNER OF THE YEAR,” was presented by Nimra Jacob, Mr. Sarfaraz Shafqat (MD and Founder of Kingsman Health Care Group), and Dr. Salman Shahid (Director and Co-Founder of Kingsman Holdings Ltd) and this award was warmly received by Zahid Khan.
IPPA continued to fascinate the audience with an electrifying performance by the sensational duo, Ammar Khan and Ayesha Omer. Their high-energy act had everyone dancing, ensuring that the evening was off to a thrilling start. This performance was proudly brought to you by Kashmir Cooking Oil & Banaspati.
Following the stunning opening performance of the night, it was the turn of Ahmed Butt and Mansha Pasha to grace the stage as the second hosting duo of the evening. The ceremony proceeded with the presentation of the “BEST MODEL OF THE YEAR” award, introduced by Omaima Mailk and Fatima Ahmed (CEO of Kara Makeup Academy), and the title was proudly claimed by Nimra Jacob. The spotlight shifted to the announcement of the “BEST SOCIAL MEDIA SENSATION” award, presented by Mr. Aurangzaib Khan (CEO and Founder of Kabana) and Omaima Malik, and the award was claimed by Ayesha Omar. The excitement continued to build as the next award, “BEST DEBUTANT OF THE YEAR,” was unveiled by Mr. Ali Malik and Tooba Anwar did the honours and the winner was none other than Amar Khan. The next award “IPPA SINGER OF THE YEAR” was presented by Yashma Gill and Mr. Mukhtar Chauhan Ahmed, and the win was celebrated by Shiraz Uppal.
To keep the entertainment quotient high, Ali Rehman and Komal Mir graced the stage for another delightful performance, brought to you by BISCONNI CHOCOLATTO, leaving the audience thoroughly entertained.
As the night continued to unfold, Mansha Pasha and Hiba Bukhari took the stage as hosts, creating an atmosphere where the audience enjoyed the best moments of the night through their impeccable hosting skills. They began by announcing the “IPPA STYLE ICON OF THE YEAR” award, which was presented by Irfan Malik, CEO of Easy-E Money Digital Banking Manchester, and Ms. Samina Humayun Saeed, and the award was claimed by Ayesha Omar and Ali Rehman Khan.
The excitement in the room remained palpable as the evening continued with the announcement of the “IPPA STAR OF THE YEAR MALE” award, which was presented by Rabia Javaid, Manager of PR & Communication at Eighteen by Aura, and Ahsan Khan, and this title was claimed by Sheheryar Munawar. The spotlight shifted to the highly anticipated “IPPA STAR OF THE YEAR FEMALE” award, presented by Wahab Riaz and Ayesha Omer, and the award was presented to Humaima Malik.
The most awaited moment of the evening was marked by the “IPPA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.” This iconic award was presented by two beloved figures of the industry, Humayun Saeed and Sultana Siddiqui, to honour a true luminary, Atiqa Odho. The evening continued with a stunning fashion show by Kuki Concepts and a mesmerising performance by Shiraz Upal, leaving the audience in awe.
The drama awards section was brought to life by the dynamic duo of Ahmed Butt and Mansha Pasha. Their infectious chemistry and witty banter had the audience in splits, setting the stage for the drama awards segment. The winners of several awards were finally unveiled, the “BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR DRAMA SERIAL” award was presented by Saife Hasaan and Komal Meer, with the recipient Samya Mumtaz for Sang e mah. The “BEST ON-SCREEN COUPLE DRAMA SERIAL” award was handed over by Usman Elahi Malik, CEO of CanOlive Cooking Oil, and Komal Meer and the accolade was claimed by Hiba Bukhari and Ahsan Khan. The “BEST DIRECTOR TV DRAMA SERIAL” award was presented to Saife Hasan by Momina Duraid. The highly anticipated “BEST DRAMA SERIAL” award was unveiled by the graceful Atiqa Odho, and the winner was Sinf-e-Aahan.
The evening continued with the presentation of the “BEST ACTOR FEMALE DRAMA SERIAL” award, presented by Mohammed Sabir Godil, COO of Bisconni, and Mehwish Hayat, this award was given to Hania Aamir. Finally, the “BEST ACTOR MALE DRAMA SERIAL” award was unveiled by Shehla Asghar, Group Brand Manager, Anusha Khan, Brand Manager, and Mehwish Hayat and the title was awarded to Ahsan Khan. The winners received their accolades with grace and gratitude and the night continued with a stunning performance by Humaima Malick and Ahsan Khan. Their dynamic performance left the audience craving more and added an extra layer of excitement to the event.
As the evening came close to an end, the final hosting duo of the night, Azfar Rehman and Hiba Bukhari, took the stage. The moment had arrived for the most eagerly awaited awards of the night, all related to the film category. The sequence of awards unfolded as; The “BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR FILM” award was introduced by Ali Rehman Khan, and the award was celebrated by Sohail Ahmed for London Nahi Jaunga.
The subsequent two awards were presented by Sheheryar Munawar and Hania Amir. The first of these accolades, “BEST DIRECTOR FILM,” was won by Ehteshamuddin for Dum Mustum. Then, the same duo presented the “Best Film” award to London Nahi Jaunga. The “BEST ACTOR FEMALE FILM” award was presented by Mian Shahzad Khalid, Group Director at United Industries Ltd, and Adnan Siddiqui. This title was claimed by Mehwish Hayat. The next highly anticipated award was for “BEST ACTOR MALE FILM,” introduced by Omer Ahmed, Head of Marketing at United Industries Ltd, Alina Lodhi, Brand Manager at United Industries Ltd, and Amar Khan, and the award was secured by Humayun Saeed.
The night concluded with a sense of achievement, as IPPA celebrated the immense talent and creativity of the Pakistani entertainment industry. Kashmir presents Bisconni Chocolatto, 5th International Pakistan Prestige Awards continues to be a beacon of excellence and a testament to the ever-evolving entertainment industry in Pakistan, transcending borders, and captivating audiences worldwide.
Since its inception the PR, coordination, and management of IPPA Awards has been handled by Starlinks PR & Events and the official media partner has been HUM TV.