Ali Azmat’s ‘Bum Phatta’ to Feature in Hollywood Film ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’

June 29, 2012

Ali Azmat has long been hailed as our personal Pakistani rock star with an attitude to match. Previously associated with the internationally acclaimed band JUNOON, Ali Azmat has in recent years managed to carve his own path in the ever growing music industry both locally and abroad.

Self-deprecating and humble, Ali generally comes across in interviews as no-nonsense straight shooter who always raises voice about how this country is run. Evident from his new single, “Bum Phatta”, a satirical take on the deplorable conditions been faced by the people of Pakistan amid a worrisome lack of everyday essentials such as water, electricity and food. Already being hailed as the political statement of the year, “Bum Phata” has made headlines not only for the palette tickling video directed by Jami, but also for the international notice it is receiving.

LUX Style Awards 2012: Music Nominations

Nominations for the 11th LUX Style Awards were announced in Karachi this week. The Awards office of Pakistan’s most credible and coveted Awards released nominations in 26 categories in the genres of Film, Music, Television and Fashion.

The LSA Film Jury voted for Bol across all three categories. Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol was the sole film that made the grade and qualified as a bonafide entrant for an Award that is given out for excellence in cinema.