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Sajal Aly starrer What's Love Got To Do With It? bags four National Film Awards in UK

09:25 PM | 4 Jul, 2023
Sajal Aly starrer What's Love Got To Do With It? bags four National Film Awards in UK
Source: Jemima Goldsmith (Instagram)

Jemima Khan took to social media to announce that her film 'What's Love Got To Do With It?' emerged victorious at the United Kingdom's National Film Awards.

The movie, directed by Shekhar Kapur and featuring a stellar cast including Shahzad Latif, Emma Thompson, Lily James, Sajal Ali, and Shabana Azmi, explores the concept of arranged marriages in South Asian culture.

The film's exceptional achievements at the National Film Awards include winning Best Screenplay, Best British Film, Best Director for Shekhar Kapur, and Best Supporting Actor for Asim Chaudhry, who impressively portrayed Mo, the proprietor of a matchmaking service.

This prestigious event, held in London, celebrates the accomplishments of both established and independent filmmakers, actors, production companies, and crew members. What sets the National Film Awards apart is its unique feature of allowing the public to nominate and vote for all categories.

'What's Love Got To Do With It?' captivated audiences in Pakistan upon its theatrical release earlier this year. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, known for his masterpieces 'Bandit Queen' and 'Elizabeth,' the film follows the journey of Zoe, portrayed by Lily James, a documentary-maker and dating app enthusiast as she navigates the complexities of the dating world.

Khan aimed to challenge preconceptions surrounding arranged marriages prevalent in the West through the film's engaging storyline. During the UK premiere, she emphasized the importance of experiencing the vibrant colours and festivities of such films on the big screen.

Sajal Aly, one of the prominent actors in the movie, expressed her joy in being a part of the project, stating that it accurately portrays Pakistan and its rich culture, showcasing the country as colourful, joyful, and beautiful. The film received rave reviews and achieved significant box office success in the UK, further solidifying its impact and positive reception.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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