Sajal Aly to portray Fatima Jinnah in upcoming series on Indo-Pak partition

Dananeer will play the role of a journalist from Bombay

09:42 PM | 4 Aug, 2022
Sajal Aly to portray Fatima Jinnah in upcoming series on Indo-Pak partition

The pre and post partition struggles of the Muslims in the subcontinent has always been a sensitive topic for Pakistanis. In the wake of 75th Independence Day of Pakistan and its current political and economical crises, the nation is eager to revive their patriotic spirit once again to pay tribute to their ancestors.

To entertain the audience before 14th August, Danial K Afzal is set to release an upcoming series based on the Mader-e-Millat of Pakistan. The leading cast includes Sajal Aly, Samiya Mumtaz and Sundus Farhan portraying Fatima Jinnah in different eras, each representing a phase of the Independence Movement.

During an interview, the producer said that "the prologue for the show will release on August 14 but its teaser is ready to go. The prologue teaser has three scenes, one of Bombay, one of the ’47 train carrying the beheaded corpses and the third when she [Fatima Jinnah] stood for the elections.”

Further commenting on the project based on Mader-e-Millat, Afzal said that “Fatima Jinnah is a figure that has not been touched before and knowing how women-centric stories are sold and taken to a higher esteem in Pakistan, I think she will be creating quite a ripple effect.”

Afzal suggested that the reason he cast Aly was based on her prominence in international projects. He also revealed that Dananeer will play the role of a journalist from Bombay.

Afzal added that "Sundus Farhan is playing the early 30s version of Fatima Jinnah, Samiya Mumtaz plays the 70-year-old version, and Sajal plays the 50 years-old Madar-e-Millat."

Currently, Sajal Aly is also working in Jemima Goldsmith's produced What's Love Got To Do? alongside an international star-studded cast.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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