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As this year ends, EPK pays its respects to the stars of our industry. These stars have worked very hard to get where they are and EPK acknowledges their efforts. We have brought to you a power list which consists of the top ten stars of our film industry. These are the stars who have been ruling at the box office this year!

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Our criteria is strictly objective and is as follows:

  1. We have only considered films which released after Khuda Ke Liye, as box-office data before that is not available.
  2. Each film has been given a score based on its box-office collection in Pakistan.
  3. We have calculated theses scores and given points to each actor for every film that they have done.
  4. Every Film that has seen release in Pakistan will be counted, including Indian films.
  5. Films that starred Pakistani actors and did not release in Pakistan will likewise not be counted.
  6. Cameo appearances made by actors in films have not been counted.

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Our power list may come as a surprise to many, as immensely loved and highly esteemed actors such as Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Ali Zafar and Shaan Shahid did not do well on the list.

Fawad Khan has failed to enter our power list this year. It is pertinent to mention here that we have included films that Fawad Khan did in India as they were released in Pakistan. However, the heartthrob who has been largely absent from our local cinema, did not reap well on the box-office. Fawad Khan has only done one Pakistani film, Khuda k liye in 2007.

Similarly, Shaan Shahid starred in only a limited number of films after Khuda k liye, however with his feature film Zarrar in the making, we can hope that Shaan will make good gains.

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Mahira Khan has failed to give us any blockbusters in Pakistan. However, had her film Raaes been included in this list, her rank would have risen significantly but Raees was never released in Pakistan. Therefore Mahira Khan ranks at number 8. Nevertheless, this diva has a good chance of climbing up the ladder with her upcoming movie, produced by Bilal Lashari and Amara Hikmat. This film is expected to hit screens next year.

The list ranks Humayan Saeed at the top. The actor has been on a record shattering spree at the boxoffice. His films are leading with significantly higher numbers than other films. His three films are the top three grosser in Pakistani films. At number 2, ranks Fahad Mustafa who has taken a massive leap to this spot because of Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 and Load Wedding. Even though Load Wedding did not succeed at the boxoffice, the mega success of Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 has granted him a top spot.

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Mehwish Hayat was at number 1 in the list prepared prior to Eid ul Azha but Eid releases changed the rankings and she slipped down to number 3. She is still at the top among female stars in the list. It is interesting to note, that the list has more female actresses than male actors. The list includes the very talented Hania Amir at number 6 and the ravishing Kubra Khan is at number 5.

The Hocane sisters, Urwa and Mawra, are at number 7 and 10 respectively. Fawad Khan has been ranked at number 21, whereas Sheheryar Munawar is at number 17. Fawad Khan is also expected to enter the top 10 with his much anticipated upcoming movie that also stars Mahira Khan. Whereas Shaan Shahid is currently at number 9.

With only one film in her baggage, Maya Ali is at number 16. Hindi Medium star, Saba Qamar is at number 25 whereas the adorable Sajal Ali stands at number 28.


Below are the current top 10 films stars of our industry. EPK congratulates all of them.

  1. Humayun Saeed (Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Bin Roye, Yalghaar, Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2)
  2. Fahad Mustafa (Na Maloom Afraad, Mah e Mir, Actor In Law, Na Maloom Afraad 2, Load Wedding, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2)
  3. Mehwish Hayat (Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Actor In Law, Load Wedding)
  4. Hamza Ali Abbasi (Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, Waar, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Parwaaz Hai Junoon)
  5. Kubra Khan (Na Maloom Afraad, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2, Parwaaz Hai Junoon)
  6. Hania Aamir (Janaan, Na Maloom Afraad 2, Parwaaz Hai Junoon)
  7. Urwa Hocane (Na Maloom Afraad, Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Rangreza, Na Maloom Afraad 2)
  8. Mahira Khan (Bol, Bin Roye, Ho Mann Jahaan, Verna, 7 Din Mohabbat In)
  9. Shaan Shahid (Khuda Ke Liye, Waar, O 21, Yalghaar, Arth 2)
  10. Mawra Hocane (Sanam Teri Kasam, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2)


Watch the reveal of our power list here:


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