'Could Jack have survived?' director James Cameron answers the question 25 years after Titanic's release

Web Desk 02:05 PM | 4 Feb, 2023
'Could Jack have survived?' director James Cameron answers the question 25 years after Titanic's release

For 25 years, Titanic fans waited for Canadian director James Cameron to answer the million-dollar question. Finally, Cameron decided to blow the gaff and rid his fans of the lingering question.

After years of denial, numerous fan debates and a few scientific reenactments, the 68-year-old filmmaker has revealed what could have been the fate of Jack Dawson (essayed by American actor Leonardo DiCaprio) — arguably the most famous character he produced.

Cameron decided to address the long debate in the upcoming National Geographic documentary ''Titanic: 25 Years Later with James Cameron.'' A snippet from National Geographic's new footage shared on Good Morning America showed Cameron's conclusion. 

Conducting galore experiments with a team of scientists and two stunt performers, the Avatar director recreated what could have Titanic's star-crossed lovers — Jack and Rose — possibly gone through on the night the ship sank. The director tried multiple solutions and tested four different scenarios to deduce an answer.

In the first round, "Jack and Rose are able to get on the raft, but now they're both submerged in dangerous levels of freezing water," the Terminator director observed.

Next, the team fit both actors on the raft in a position that kept their upper bodies afloat, increasing their chances for survival.

"Out of the water, [his body's] violent shaking was helping him. Projecting it out, he could've made it pretty long. Like, hours," Cameron continued.

For the final test, the stunt actors carried out all the strenuous actions — including the scene where another passenger tries to use Rose as a floatation device — and the adrenaline rush the lovers could have possibly felt while Titanic sank. 

It seemed that if Rose had given Jack her life jacket to help keep himself warm, his chances of survival could have been much higher, and not necessarily have needed to climb alongside Rose (essayed by actress Kate Winslet) on the infamous door.

With Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in pivotal roles, the USD 200 million cult classic went on to secure USD 2.195 billion, propelling the actors and the director into unprecedented fame. Also, Titanic will be re-released on the 10th of February to celebrate its success.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 24, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 24, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.2 286
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 343.5 347
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.4 76.2
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.55 757.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.77 41.17
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 919.22 928.22
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.66
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 731.97 739.97
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.43 78.13
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 305.12 307.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.19 8.34

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 24 March 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,500 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,730.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350


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