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Atif Aslam, Mahira Khan & Aiman Khan make it to the ‘Forbes Asia’s 100 Digital Stars’

Pakistani stars Mahira Khan, Aiman Khan, and Atif Aslam have made it to the inaugural Forbes Asia’s 100 Digital Stars list.

The list issued on Tuesday spotlights celebrities from across the Asia Pacific region who have taken the digital world by storm.

Writing about Mahira,  Forbes said: “The star of Pakistani musical Superstar will return to the screen this year in action-drama The Legend of Maula Jatt, Pakistan’s most expensive film to date. Khan uses her social media presence—nearly 7 million Instagram followers and over 4 million on Facebook—to raise awareness about mental health issues, violence against women, and breast cancer.”

Writing about Atif Aslam, Forbes shared, “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.”

“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 Pakistan’s Hum Awards for roles in TV shows Ishq Tamasha and Baandi,” says Forbes about Aiman Khan.

“The inaugural Forbes Asia’s 100 Digital Stars list couldn’t have come at a more relevant time. Artists rely on social media platforms to connect and communicate with fans, especially in the absence of live entertainment due to Covid-19 restrictions around the region,” said Rana Wehbe Watson, editor of the list.

“The 100 celebrities highlighted on the list range in age from 20 to 78, proving that social media influence is a cross-generational phenomenon.”



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