Urvashi Rautela gears up for upcoming biopic of Bollywood star Parveen Babi

08:31 PM | 5 Jun, 2023
Urvashi Rautela gears up for upcoming biopic of Bollywood star Parveen Babi
Source: Instagram

Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela has announced that she has stepped into the mesmerizing world of Parveen Babi, the iconic bombshell of the '70s and '80s.

Fresh from her appearance at the renowned 76th annual Cannes Film Festival, Urvashi Rautela took to Instagram to unveil her latest acting endeavour — a compelling biopic that delves into the life of Parveen Babi.

In an intriguing Instagram post, she shared a captivating reel showcasing the film script titled "Parveen Babi" written in Hindi. The script reveals that this cinematic masterpiece will be directed by the talented Wasim S Khan, in accordance with the words penned by the esteemed writer Dhiraj Mishra. The former pageant queen, now a blossoming model-turned-actor, captioned the post with a promise: "Bollywood may have failed Parveen Babi, but I will make you proud."

Unlike previous portrayals, this biopic featuring U Rautela promises to offer an authentic and intimate retelling of Parveen Babi's life, highlighting her remarkable journey as a superstar in Bollywood.

While snippets of Babi's life were depicted in the semi-autobiographical films "Arth" (1982) and "Woh Lamhe" (2006), written and produced by the renowned Mahesh Bhatt, they only scratched the surface of her extraordinary tale, particularly her brief but impactful relationship with the esteemed director.

Parveen Babi, even after decades, remains an enigmatic icon in Bollywood. With an impressive filmography comprising 67 movies during her relatively short-lived acting career, she captivated audiences with her magnetic presence in blockbusters like "Amar Akbar Anthony," "Namak Halaal," "Deewar," and "Shaan," among many others. Adding to her allure, Babi graced the cover of TIME Magazine in 1976, becoming the first Bollywood personality to receive such an honour.

However, her journey was not without struggles. Parveen Babi's rise to fame was accompanied by relentless media scrutiny and public fascination with her personal life, particularly her well-known relationships with Mahesh Bhatt, Kabir Bedi, and Danny Denzongpa. Unfortunately, her fame began to fade as she battled deteriorating mental health, ultimately being diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

In her final years, Babi retreated from the limelight, withdrawing from films and public appearances. Tragically, she was found dead in her home at the age of 56. Parveen Babi's life serves as a poignant reminder of how the Bollywood community, despite its influence and reach, have often failed to support and provide assistance to its beloved stars.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 30, 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 September 30, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 286.05 289.15
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353.3 357
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 80.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.75
Australian Dollar AUD 189 191
Bahrain Dinar BHD 778.84 786.84
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.24 40.64
Danish Krone DKK 41.83 42.23
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 945.27 954.27
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.58 176.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.31 770.31
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 323.01 325.51
Thai Bhat THB 8.12 8.27

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – October 1, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,800 on Sunday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 173,870.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 1 October 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420


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