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‘The Accidental Prime Minister’: Anupam Kher to play ex-Indian PM Manmohan Singh in new film

07:38 PM | 7 Jun, 2017
‘The Accidental Prime Minister’: Anupam Kher to play ex-Indian PM Manmohan Singh in new film
MUMBAI - Bollywood actor Anupam Kher will play former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a new film.

The film, titled ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’, is based on a memoir written by Manmohan Singh's former aide Sanjay Baru.

The book takes a critical view of Singh's first stint as PM between 2004 and 2008. The former prime minister has not made any statement on the film.

Singh was first appointed PM in 2004 after Congress party president Sonia Gandhi turned down the post, apparently to protect the party from damaging attacks over her Italian origin.

Anupam Kher has often criticised the Congress party, which was voted out of power in 2014.

He told the Economic Times that acting the "role of anyone in contemporary history" was "extremely challenging".

"But as I have always revelled in challenges, right from my first film Saaransh (Summary), I look forward to the experience of portraying PM Manmohan Singh," he said.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 23 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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