Faryal Makhdoom raises eyebrows with revealing dress at Red Sea Film Festival

05:29 PM | 8 Dec, 2023
Faryal Makhdoom raises eyebrows with revealing dress at Red Sea Film Festival
Source: Faryal Makhdoom (Instagram)

The Pakistani-American model, Faryal Makhdoom, who is also the wife of boxer Amir Khan, graced the closing night of the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia.

Radiating elegance, she walked the red carpet adorned in a stunning white satin gown, complete with intricate beaded belt detailing, a headscarf, and a show-stopping train. The glamorous ensemble featured a thigh-high split, showcasing her toned legs and accentuating a pair of silver stilettos.

However, Faryal's choice of attire stirred controversy among her followers, particularly after her recent visit to the holy city of Makkah.

Critics accused her of 'hypocrisy' for donning a revealing outfit so soon after a visit to Mecca. Social media trolls flooded her Instagram post with comments questioning the coherence of her actions.

Undeterred by the criticism, Faryal responded swiftly, clarifying that her dress was pre-planned for the film festival, while her unplanned visit to Makkah was prompted by the festival's proximity. She emphasized that the comments regarding the revealing nature of her dress were unfounded, asserting that she shouldn't have to compromise her choices due to societal expectations. Faryal highlighted her ongoing journey to better herself as a Muslim, urging others to refrain from setting unrealistic expectations for her attire.

She also took to her Instagram and posted a message saying "Also guys, I do want to start bettering my style in dressing. It is something I have been working on for the past few months but like with all change, it naturally takes some time.

I don't drink, I don't party but one of the things I do enjoy is trying different forms of style. However, I know that I can improve on that.
I am aware I'm a Muslim and Inshallah slowly but surely, it's one of the things I am consciously working on.

Please understand, that it's hard being in the public eye... the pressure of events etc. I have avoided the majority of the events (including those that were highly paid).

However, other events I am contractually bound by.

I appreciate the love you guys have for me and understand that you try to guide me but some of the comments can be extremely hurtful. Take it easy on me, I'm only human. We all Sin in different ways and May Allah Guide us All."

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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