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Poor judgement or poor language? Netizens remain divided on Sajal Aly's viral video

09:37 PM | 5 Sep, 2023
Sajal Aly
Source: Sajal Aly (Instagram)

With the recent platform X (formerly Twitter) tug-of-war between critics and trolls about Pakistani actress Sajal Aly's latest video, it is high time people realize English is just a language!

The Gul-e-Rana actress became a target cyber bullying when an X user posted a clip of Aly speaking in English, saying, "People will start rising in love instead of falling in love – you know what I mean? You know we say, 'Let's fall in love?' Why 'fall' in love, man? Just rise in love."

The X user posted this clip with a rather critical caption stating, "Sajal trying hard to use her brain cells." 

Lo and behold, the internet went ballistic with one side justifying the actress's idea and language, while the other cracked jokes. 

One X user wrote, "I have a degree in literature and teach ELA in elementary school in the US where I’ve grown up. Nothing wrong with this grammatically or otherwise. You like making fun of your own for kicks?"

Another chimed in stating, "Leave my queen alone this isn’t even grammatically incorrect, let her be." 

"I'm sorry but none of you read or engage in books as much as you all say you do? Because if you did, you'd know this isn't a new thought she's come up with. I've heard that saying before. And you'd also know what she meant was you'd want to empower in love not just submit or fall," added another.

The flip side had some jokes up its sleeves with one X user saying "She thought she ate." 

"If you're as hot as Sajal Aly, you're allowed to say whatever you want," said another. 

"If Taylor Swift or someone said the exact same thing, you'd be calling them mother," said one X user in Aly's favor.

Another defended the actress saying, "Mocking her because she’s not as fluent in English? You all hit a new low every day. Plus, what she said has been said a million times before, especially in books." 

One X user elaborated, "Rising in love means being able to make your own choices and decisions and also making your partner capable of the same. And that's what she meant. People in quotes lack brain cells and it is so evident. If you don't understand something, Google it rather than mindlessly trolling."

The writer is a staff member.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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