Qingdao(June 18, 2018): Pakistani rom-com movie ‘Punjab Nahi Jaungi’ won the ‘Special Jury Award’ at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Film Festival in China.
Mehwish Hayat, who played the female lead role in the winning movie, announced the news with a photo on her Instagram account, expressing her gratitude.
Eid Mubarak all the way from China. I am very privileged to have been at the First Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Film Festival being held in Qingdao for the past few days where two of my films were representing Pakistan. It has been a fabulous event where we were able to build on the special friendship our two nations share. I am proud to share that our film, “Punjab nahi Jaungi” has picked up the special jury award against competition from films from 12 other nations… This is a major honour for our fledgling industry and one that shows that we can compete with the best in the world. Many congratulations to the whole PNJ team on this much deserved accolade ! We are bringing it home !!! ♥🤩 @saeedhumayun #MehwishHayat #HumayunSaeed #Punjabnahijaungi #specialjuryaward #scofilmfestival
Mehwish Hayat and Humayan Saeed, lead actors of the film along with their producer, were in Qingdao to attend the festival.
Five Pakistani films screened at the film festival were ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani’, ‘Punjab Nahi Jaungi’, ‘Parchi’, ‘Bin Roye’ and ‘Chalay Thay Saath’. These films ran from June 13 to June 17.Actor Syra Shahroz whose film ‘Chalay Thay Saath’ was screened at the festival was among the Pakistani delegates attending the festival. The Pakistani delegation was led by director of External Publicity Wing Ambreen Jan.
Sultana Sidddiqui was among the panel consisting of members, from each SCO member and observer country to select winners.