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We’ve been craving Asim Abbasi’s Cake for a while, especially all March as the release date of the film comes near. With all the promotional activity adding to our anticipation, we have found another reason to be excited. Asim Abbasi’s directorial debut has won him the Best Director award at the UK Asian Film Festival London.

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The festival had screened the movie on March 20, followed by a Q&A session with Asim as well as some of the cast members. The award ceremony took place last night and the award was accepted by BBC broadcast journalist, Attika Choudhary on the director’s behalf.

“Oh wow! So humbled and moved. Thank you @cometoUKAFF for the honour,” Asim wrote on Twitter.



Cake the film stars Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed, Adnan Malik, Mikail Zulfiqar, Mohammed Ahmed and Beo Zafar in key roles. It became the first Pakistani movie to have a world premiere at London’s Leicester Square earlier this month and is set to release in Pakistan on March 30.

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