Forbes magazine recently rolled out its list of Asia’s 100 Digital Stars, with three Pakistani celebrities making the cut. It included singer Atif Aslam and actors Mahira Khan and Aiman Khan. The list also featured Bollywood bigwigs Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Anushka Sharma as well as Hollywood stars Katherine Langford, KJ Apa and Keith Urban among others. Sharing her happiness on Instagram, Aiman wrote, “Grateful for everything and honoured to be part of the @forbesasia 2021 Congratulations @mahirahkhan and @atifaslam Couldn’t be more happy to be sharing this with the ultimate superstars and my favourites.” Of course, her husband and actor Muneeb Butt could not hold back his excitement either.
Cheering on his ladylove, he shared on the photo-sharing platform, “Congratulations Aiman for featuring in @ForbesAsia Top 100 digital stars alongside Mahira khan and Atif Aslam. We are so proud of you! Finally, Pakistanis are getting international recognition.” The publication added a description to each of the stars who secured a spot on the list. Aiman’s read, “”With nearly eight million followers, Aiman is the most-followed Pakistani celebrity on Instagram. She and twin sister Minal run the clothing site Aiman Minal Closet, with 249,000 Instagram followers. Last year, she was nominated for Best Actress at Pakistan’s Hum Awards for roles in TV shows Ishq Tamasha and Baandi.”
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Mahira’s description read, “Khan uses her social media presence — nearly seven million Instagram followers and over four million on Facebook — to raise awareness about mental health issues, violence against women and breast cancer.” Atif, a humongous name in Pakistani music was praised for his song which dropped earlier this year. “Released in May, his song Asma-ul-Husna recites Allah’s 99 names to encourage hope during the pandemic and has over 22 million views on YouTube. Aslam urged his 20 million Facebook followers to stay home to curb the spread of the coronavirus.” We could not be prouder of the three Pakistani A-listers and wish them greater success in the years to come.