M.I.A and Preeya Kalidas compete at the Asian Music Awards 2012

To be honest, we never really thought we’d see the day when former EastEnders actress Preeya Kalidas was nominated for the same award as international superstar M.I.A, but stranger things have happened and the pair are now going head to head at the Asian Music Awards.

Both artists are nominated for Best Female and Best Video for Preeya’s Love Between Us (has anyone even heard this song?!) and M.I.A’s Bad Girls.

However, we’re not sure how much of a chance Preeya has in the Best Video category as she’s competing against the visual masterpiece of Bad Girls, which has already scooped two MTV Video Music Awards this year for Best Direction and Best Cinematography.

To make the category that little bit more interesting (and more difficult for Miss Kalidas), Jay Sean’s video for I’m All Yours has also been nominated.

The Cash Money star appears in the Best Male category too and the multi-talented Naughty Boy has been nominated for Best Producer.

This year the Lebara Mobile Asian Music Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary and the ceremony will take place at Wembley Arena on 25 October.

And if Preeya doesn’t manage to win any awards, we can guarantee she’ll at least be the best dressed on the night. Put that sari on and work it girl!