Punjab Nahi Jaungi won the Jury Special Award at the closing ceremony of the first Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Film Festival in Qingdao, China and we couldn’t be more proud!
The five-day film festival was attended by the lead actors of PNJ Humayun Saeed and Mehwish Hayat, who accepted the award during the closing ceremony. She was also quick to share the happy news on Instagram,
“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,” the post read.
The SOC Film Festival had five Pakistani movies screened at the event; Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Parchi, Bin Roye and Chalay Thay Saath.
The closing ceremony of the festival, which had Jackie Chan on board as the promotional ambassador, was attended by China’s top actors and directors.