Aamir Khan ventures into history by producing Sunny Deol's Lahore partition saga

06:31 PM | 4 Oct, 2023
Aamir Khan ventures into history by producing Sunny Deol's Lahore partition saga
Source: Instagram

Renowned Bollywood actor-turned-producer, Aamir Khan, took to Instagram on an exhilarating Tuesday to unveil his next ambitious production.

Sharing the news via the official Instagram handle of Aamir Khan Productions, the celebrated star revealed that his upcoming film would feature none other than the iconic actor, Sunny Deol, in the lead role. The film's narrative would unfold against the backdrop of Lahore during the tumultuous Partition era.

In a dramatic revelation, Khan disclosed the title of the project: "Lahore, 1947." Adding to the anticipation, he announced that the film would be skillfully helmed by the accomplished director, Rajkumar Santoshi. It's worth noting that Santoshi had made his directorial debut with Sunny Deol's 1990 blockbuster, "Ghayal," which had taken the box office by storm.

Their partnership had proven to be a golden ticket to cinematic success, with two more blockbusters to their credit: "Damini" in 1993 and "Ghatak" in 1996. Additionally, Santoshi had also crafted the unforgettable comedy gem, "Andaz Apna Apna" in 1994, starring Aamir Khan and Salman Khan, which went on to achieve cult classic status.

In a heartfelt note, the "Taare Zameen Par" actor expressed his excitement about the upcoming venture: "I, and the entire team at AKP, are most excited and happy to announce our next, starring Sunny Deol, directed by Raj Kumar Santoshi, titled Lahore, 1947." Khan further remarked, "We look forward to collaborating with the immensely talented Sunny, and one of my favourite directors Raj Santoshi. The journey we have embarked on promises to be the most enriching. We seek your blessings, A."

The announcement of this dynamic duo's collaboration sent ripples of excitement through the hearts of their fans. While the film's plot remains shrouded in mystery for now, the prospect of their partnership has left the film industry abuzz with anticipation.

Khan's previous production, "Laal Singh Chaddha," may not have drawn the masses to cinemas initially but found acclaim upon its Netflix release. 

On the other hand, Sunny Deol's recent offering, "Gadar 2," emerged as a colossal success, amassing over INR 5.26 billion at the box office, firmly establishing itself as one of the year's biggest hits.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 9 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Saturday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 307
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Japanese Yen JPY 3.41 3.52
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 746.71
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold remains under pressure in Pakistan; Check today gold rates here

Gold prices witnessed negative trend in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 9 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,600, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,560.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs199,465, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs190, 400 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,200.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Faisalabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Mirpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530


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