Forbes 100 Digital Stars List for the year 2020, that picks and praises finest of all celebrities, counts three Pakistani superstars, namely the bubbly beauty Aiman Khan, the drop dead gorgeous Mahira Khan and the voice of hearts Atif Aslam. Hence, the showbiz personalities of Pakistan have achieved yet another milestone.
Forbes 100 digital stars list
Forbes 100 digital stars list embraces the critically acclaimed celebrities from all over the globe, who have contributed positively towards any aspect of life and were applauded by the spectators.
“The 100 celebrities highlighted on the list range in age from 20 to 78, proving that social media influence is a cross-generational phenomenon.” said Forbes Asia Editor Rana Wehbe Watson.
Furthermore, the list follows big names from Bollywood stars also, like the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, the Australian vocalist Keith Urban, South Korean boy band BTS, the beauty queen of 13 Reasons Why Katherine Langford, and many others. And, fortunately three Pakistani figures from entertainment industry has made it to the rankings and for all the right reasons.
The first to be included at a prestigious rank in Forbes 100 digital stars list is none other than the veteran Pakistani actress Mahira Khan. Besides being a topnotch starlet, Mahira is spotted socially very active on other matters also. The Humsafar face through her high-status and massive fan following, voices out concerns over serious public issues, like mental health, sexual assaults etc. Other than that, Mahira also runs social awareness campaigns every now and then like her recent support to breast cancer cause. It is therefore that the actress is highly adored both nationally and abroad. Currently, Mahira houses more than 6.9 million followers on her Instagram handle.
Stating about Mahira Khan, the magazine 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.”
The second Pakistani to acquire a place in Forbes 100 digital stars list is the soulful voice of Pakistan, Atif Aslam.
Atif Aslam is a label when it comes to music universe. The artist with his soothing, melodious vocals is known to create magical atmosphere, whenever and wherever he hums. Atif aslam lies among the top class singers from all over the world. Hence, his every single sets records soon after it premieres.
Lately, Atif’s rendition of Kadi Te Has Bol Ve, which he performed at Velo Sound Station, garnered almost 10 million views on YouTube, within two weeks timespan. The Forbes list of Asia’s 100 digital stars celebrated Atif Aslam’s influence towards music despite the ongoing pandemic.
“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.”
The third Pakistani among the 100 digital celebs is another awe striking actress, Aiman Khan.
The 22 years old baby face is the most followed Instagram personality in Pakistan, with nearly 8 million followers. It is Aiman’s decency and elegancy and choice of dignified avatars that makes her the apple of everyone’s eye. Additionally, when it comes to acting, the actress has proven herself to be the stage-rocker performer. Hence, praising her art of acting, the Forbes 100 digital stars list publication wrote,
“With nearly eight million followers, Aiman is the most-followed Pakistani celebrity on Instagram. She and her twin sister Minal run the clothing site Aiman Minal Closet, with 249,000 Instagram followers. Last year, she was nominated for Best Actress at Hum Awards for roles in TV shows Ishq Tamasha and Baandi.”