Riz Ahmed and Deepika Padukone set to present awards at Oscars 2023

04:37 PM | 3 Mar, 2023
Riz Ahmed and Deepika Padukone set to present awards at Oscars 2023
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The Academy Awards has just revealed that Bollywood star Deepika Padukone and British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed will co-host the 95th Oscars ceremony. 

The event will be held on March 12 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

In addition to Padukone and Ahmed, notable personalities such as Zoe Saldana, Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, and Michael B. Jordan will also grace the event as presenters. The Academy Awards will be unveiling additional names of presenters in due course.

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Ahmed, a trailblazing Oscar-winning actor, continues to make history for Pakistan on the global stage. Last month, he accomplished yet another milestone as the first actor of Pakistani descent to announce the Academy Awards nominations from the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Allison Williams, the star of M3GAN, was his co-presenter for the task, and the announcements were live-streamed on numerous online platforms.

Furthermore, Ahmed secured his first Oscar win last year for the critically acclaimed live-action short film "The Long Goodbye," which he co-wrote with Aneil Karia. He previously garnered a nomination for his remarkable performance in "Sound of Metal." His other credits include "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and the miniseries "The Night Of," for which he received an Emmy Award.

On the same night, PadukoneThe 37-year-old, who made her Hollywood breakthrough in the 2017 action flick "XXX: Return of Xander Cage," shared the news with her 72.4 million Instagram followers. She posted a snapshot of the academy's announcement on her Stories and as a post.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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