Asim Abbasi’s family drama, Cake and a biopic on the Nobel Prize Laureate Abdus Salam, titled Salam- The First ****** Nobel Laureate, have won awards at the South Asian Film Festival held in Montreal, Canada.
The Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed and Adnan Malik starrer won the award for Best Feature Fiction while Salam won Best Feature Documentary.
The festival shared the details of the awards on social media.
“For audience favourite best feature, the winner is CAKE The Film, the Oscar nominee from Pakistan. For audience favourite Best Documentary Feature the winner is SALAM – the film about the first Pakistani ****** Nobel Laureate,” the post read.
The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee, chaired by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, selected Cake to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the ‘Foreign Language Film Award’ category at the 91st Academy Awards.
Meanwhile, this is Salam’s fifth award.