Following an online teaser campaign and competition, upcoming music reality show Pakistan Idol has finally announced its judges: Bushra Ansari, Hadiqa Kiani and Ali Azmat.
Bushra Ansari is a television presenter, singer, actress, comedian, playwright, and author who started as a child performer in the 1960s and has remained a major TV personality for over four decades.
Singer-songwriter Hadiqa Kiani released her debut album in 1995 and went on to win numerous awards in Pakistan and internationally.
Musician Ali Azmat was the lead vocalist of the rock band Junoon and was also a judge on the singing talent show Cornetto Music Icons aired on ARY Digital. Most recently he starred in Pakistan’s biggest budget feature film to date, Waar.
The three prolific judges, with their years of experience, are all set to judge the aspiring talent of Pakistan.
The show will be hosted by television host, actor and theatre director Mohib Mirza. Mirza is best known for portraying the main character Ishrat Baji on Aag TV’s sitcom Ishrat Baji. He recently starred in the award winning film Seedlings (Lamha) for which he received a nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the New York Film Festival.
Geo network has acquired the broadcast and production rights to Pakistan Idol, and the current sponsors are Q Mobile, Mobilink, Pepsi and Clear.
The Idol franchise began in the UK as Pop Idol, and is now present in several countries across the globe. This will be its first season in Pakistan.