Faryal Mehmood says #MeToo movement brought change in male actors

04:52 PM | 9 Sep, 2023
Faryal Mehmood says #MeToo movement brought change in male actors
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Faryal Mehmood recently graced the stage as a guest on Momin Saqib's captivating live-audience talk show, "Had Kar Di." In this engaging interview, Faryal delved into her journey within the Pakistani television and film industry, shedding light on her life after her last project, "Raqeeb Se," back in 2021.

When confronted with a question regarding her previous comments about men in the industry exhibiting questionable intentions, Faryal took the opportunity to offer an insightful update. She eloquently stated that her subsequent experiences had illuminated a universal truth: men, regardless of their profession or location, sometimes display such behaviour. Inappropriate conduct, she emphasized, transcends the boundaries of the entertainment industry.

The perceptive host concurred with her viewpoint, acknowledging that the issue of misconduct among men is not restricted to any specific locale or industry. Faryal, known for her role in "Gustakh," went on to share her observations regarding the positive impact of the #MeToo Movement on Pakistani actors.

She remarked, "Since the advent of the MeToo Movement, I've witnessed a significant transformation in male actors. They now treat us with a heightened sense of respect and affection. It's as if the problem never existed."

Faryal also offered her thoughts on the societal dynamics at play, asserting, "We reside in a profoundly manipulative society." She shared a personal anecdote from her childhood, recalling a time when her unchecked aggression led to an unfortunate incident where she inadvertently broke a school peer's ribs during a physical altercation. Candidly, she admitted to her past struggles with anger management. She reflected on how she has redirected her youthful physical expressions of anger into mental fortitude, emphasizing the necessity of strategic thinking when confronting manipulative forces, such as the complex landscape of Pakistani society, which she found to be particularly draining.

On the work front, Mehmood's latest works include Kambakht, Sorry: A Love Story, and Half Fry.

Maheen Khawaja
Maheen Khawaja

The writer is a staff member.


Rupee loses ground against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies; Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee continue to witness further losses against US dollar in the open market on despite positive economic indicators and massive surge in Stock Market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Tuesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.1 for selling and 288.15 for buying purposes for customers.

Euro price moves down by Rs2 to 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling after increase.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 November 2022

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.1 288.15
Euro EUR 312 315
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.75
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77
Australian Dollar AUD 186 187.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759 767
Canadian Dollar CAD 208 210
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.88 42.28
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 916.38 925.38
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 210 212
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 323.37 325.87
Thai Bhat THB 8 8.04

Gold price in Pakistan moves up amid positive global cues; Check today gold price here

KARACHI – Gold continues to move upward in local market amid surge in international rates.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 28 November 2023

On Tuesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,600, and the price for 10-gram gold saw increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,557.

Globally, yellow metal went up by $12 to settle at $2,015 per ounce.

Last week, per tola gold price increased by Rs800 per tola, and it hovers around two month high.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Faisalabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Mirpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600


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