Mehwish Hayat shares her views on Pakistani dramas, compares Lollywood with Hollywood

Noor Fatima 11:22 PM | 7 Feb, 2023
Mehwish Hayat shares her views on Pakistani dramas, compares Lollywood with Hollywood
Source: Mehwish Hayat (Instagram)

One of the most versatile, talented and gorgeous actresses gracing the Pakistani entertainment fraternity, Mehwish Hayat is the epitome of beauty with brains.

From her successful Lollywood drama serials to her Hollywood debut, Hayat has been the centre of attention. In a recent appearance on a talk show, the Dil Lagi star shared how Pakistani media glorifies naive and submissive women. Thankfully, she said, Lollywood is progressing with the passage of time. Hayat also reflected on her career diversifying with new projects.    

The London Nahi Jaunga star, who is among the handful of actors that stepped into Hollywood, revealed how her dream came true. The 35-year-old actress shared her journey from Mere Qatil Mere Dildar to MCU's Ms. Marvel on the most popular talk show, The Mirza Malik Show

The Actor in Law diva told the hosts, "It was such a wonderful experience! First of all, being a girl from Karachi and going all the way to Hollywood was unimaginable. I always knew I was capable of it and when I was offered the role, I was really overwhelmed because for us Pakistanis, getting such a huge representation on such a massive platform is a big deal! I think it was a great honour and privilege."

Comparing Pakistani productions and how Hollywood tackles things, Hayat said, "Everyone in Hollywood is so professional from start to finish, and the scale of production in Ms. Marvel was insane! Honestly, I wished it never ended and I just wanted to live there on the set. Everything used to be on time there in comparison to Pakistan, where actors are punctual but the shoot starts two hours late."

The Na Maloom Afraad star detailed how she felt working with Fawad Khan. "So Fawad and I had never worked together before Ms.Marvel. Our fans always used to ask, why am I not pairing up with Fawad and vice versa and it took us a Hollywood project to work with each other! And the fact that everyone around the world loved our chemistry. Honestly, he's so professional and good to work with, it did not take time to build up a connection onscreen," Hayat said.

Further in their conversation, Mirza and Hayat talked about the latter's transition from a damsel in distress to a headstrong female. The Mann Mayal actress said, "It's quite unfortunate that Pakistani films show women as vulnerable and in need of saving. They are only present in the story to add glamour and aesthetic but mostly their characters won't be substantial or different. I think Aisha's character in Ms. Marvel as Kamal Khan's great-grandmother had a lot to add to the story."

Hayat said, "If a South Korean show can be the most-watched series on Netflix, I think South Asians too can take the chance. We have so many stories to offer to the world."

On the work front, Hayat was recently seen in Ms. Marvel, London Nahi Jaunga, Baaji, and Chhalawa

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on April 01, 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 April 01 , 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 77.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.5 76.5
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 754.25 762.25
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.16 41.56
Danish Krone DKK 41.49 41.89
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.25 2.3
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 924.86 933.86
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.14 64.73
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.37 178.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.16 27.46
Omani Riyal OMR 736.57 144.51
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR


Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 27.35 27.65
Swiss Franc CHF 310.26


Thai Bhat THB 8.29 8.44

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 01 April 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 209,000 on Saturday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs179,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Karachi PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Islamabad PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Peshawar PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Quetta PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Sialkot PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Attock PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Gujranwala PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Jehlum PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Multan PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Bahawalpur PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Gujrat PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Nawabshah PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Chakwal PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Hyderabad PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Nowshehra PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Sargodha PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Faisalabad PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Mirpur PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525


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