Lata Mangeshkar and Javed Akhtar come together to fight remixes

06:18 PM | 8 May, 2018
Lata Mangeshkar and Javed Akhtar come together to fight remixes
When legendary Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar heard that someone had turned her divine hit 'Lag jaa gale se' into a remix, the disturbed singer had this to say, “Not because it was my song.  But because such  easy-and-quick methods of  popularity can never work. Bahot mehnat  karni padti hai kamyaabi ke liye (a lot of hard work goes into  being successful). Cover versions and  remixes are  quick but damaging methods  to become successful overnight. In the long run they serve no purpose.”

Source; Masala!

Javed Akhtar further elaborated on the idea, “What is really shocking about these remixes is  that they undermine and mock the  originals. I was shocked to hear cover versions of Lataji’s Lag ja gale se (from the film Woh Kaun Thi) and Rasme ulfat ko nibhayen (Dil Ki Raahen). These are classics beyond all classics. No one should even dream  of  let alone dare touching them."

"What Lataji has done  in these songs cannot be replicated. To see the songs  of  the all-time great singers and composers  being ruined is criminally heartbreaking. My own songs like Ek do teen (Tezaab) and Ghar se nikalte hi (Papa Kehte Hain) have very recently been tampered with and brutally refurbished. No one had  the courtesy to  even inform me about it. This must stop.”

The duo has decided to join forces in order to legally battle the monstrosity that are remixes. Javed Akhtar states, “I spoke to her and  explained what is being done. She  said she’s all for fighting the menace of creative vandalism. Her lawyer and my legal team are  now working out the  details. I intend  to  fight this nuisance  to its culmination. No  one  should have  the right to tamper with my  creative property. Tomorrow someone may say they want to build two extra rooms in the Taj Mahal. Every song of Lataji is no less than the Taj Mahal. Don’t mess with perfection.”


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 – September 30, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,600 on Saturday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 176,270. 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 - 30 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Karachi PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Islamabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Peshawar PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Quetta PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sialkot PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Attock PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujranwala PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Jehlum PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Multan PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Bahawalpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujrat PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nawabshah PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Chakwal PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Hyderabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nowshehra PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sargodha PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Faisalabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Mirpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450


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