Bilal Abbas, Sarwat Gilani, Ali Zafar among UK publication’s top 50 Asian celebrities


We are super proud and glad to see that UK publication Eastern Eye’s list of Top 50 Asian celebrities of 2020 is out which includes four of our own Pakistani stars!

Sarwat Gilani

She is on number 21 out of 50 on the list for the best South Asian serial of the year ‘Churail’.

According to publications,

‘Churails exploded onto the scene and destroyed all existing rulebooks. With the electrifying drama, Sarwat opened the door for a new era of TV content in Pakistan box and consolidated her position as a feminist icon.’

Bilal Abbas Khan

He is on number 29 out of 50 on the list as the fastest rising actor in Pakistan who continued reaching new heights in 2020.

According to publications,

‘Bilal, the unstoppable actor started the year with HUM TV series Pyar Ke Sadqay and ended it with ZEE5 sleeper hit Aik Jhooti Love Story. With some more high-profile projects on the way, Khan looks like the future of Pakistani film and television.’

Ali Zafar

He is on number 39 out of 50 on the list for saving Pakistan Super League this year with a new anthem.

According to the publications,

‘He also promoted new talent with his record label. More meaningful was the immense humanitarian work the actor did for those who were suffering during Covid-19. His actions inspired others and consolidated his star credentials.’

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

She is on number 49 out of 50 on the list. She’s the only director in the list who used her platform to raise awareness.

According to the publications,

‘Sharmeen is the only director who used her platform to raise awareness about social issues, nurture new talent and gain international attention for her work. A big highlight was stunning animated short Sitara: Let Girls Dream, which premiered earlier this year. The Oscar winner was also signed up to direct superhero series, Ms Marvel.’

Congratulations to all of them. We are proud of each one.


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