From TV screen to Silver Screen: Faysal Quraishi ventures into Punjabi cinema with 'Mango Jatt'

08:26 PM | 9 Nov, 2023
From TV screen to Silver Screen: Faysal Quraishi ventures into Punjabi cinema with 'Mango Jatt'
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Lollywood's favourite, Faysal Quraishi has officially stepped into the Punjabi film scene with the highly anticipated "Mango Jatt." Renowned filmmaker Abu Aleeha, known for the hit Kukri, is at the helm of this cinematic extravaganza, promising a perfect blend of rib-tickling humour and heart-pounding action.

This big-budget venture is not just a film; it's a cultural fusion, bringing together seasoned actors from both Punjab and Sindh. Aleeha shared, "The movie is unique in casting experienced theatre actors from both provinces, uniting their fan bases." Leading this stellar ensemble is the versatile Faysal Quraishi, making his Punjabi film debut in the titular role.

Having made a mark in the TV industry with numerous blockbusters, Quraishi's transition to the silver screen is highly anticipated. With the script locked in, the casting process is in full swing, with negotiations underway for three A-list female stars for the coveted lead role. Alesha revealed, "We're in talks with three big female actors for the protagonist's role, and we're yet to finalize a name."

Aleeha's cinematic prowess, showcased in OTT releases like Kataksha and Sheenogai, has garnered international acclaim. Having directed nine movies, including Tevar, Udham Patakh, and Shotcut, Aleeha is set to make "Mango Jatt" another blazing success on the cinema screens. Get ready for a cinematic treat that transcends boundaries and celebrates the rich diversity of Pakistani cinema.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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