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India's Telugu film industry bags first ever Golden Globe Award

11:28 PM | 13 Jan, 2023
India's Telugu film industry bags first ever Golden Globe Award

Congratulations are in order for India's Telugu film industry as the highest-budgeted film RRR's musical score helped the film secure its first-ever Golden Globe Award.

This is the first time for the Telugu entertainment fraternity to bag a prestigious international award.   

The film's musical number, Naatu Naatu, won in the Best Original Song category. Naatu Naatu is a four-and-a-half-minute song featuring Rama Charan and Jr NTR. The song, composed by MM Keeravani, is sung by Kala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj.

During his acceptance speech, the composer Keeravani felt “overwhelmed” with the honor and thanked several members of his team as well as RRR writer and director SS Rajamouli “for his constant trust in my work and support”. 

The team behind the song spoke to BBC Telugu suggesting that the choreographer Prem Rakshit composed nearly 95 dance steps for the song taking about 19 months to finalize. The song was shot in front of the Mariinsky Palace in Ukraine, a gorgeous sea-blue structure of baroque architecture, taking "enjoyment and joy" to a new level.

"Rajamouli told me that he wanted a song in which both the actors compete with each other and dance. I told him that you can write whatever you want but the song should create excitement and enthusiasm about the dance moves of the lead actors, the song's composer, Keeravani, told BBC Telugu.

RRR was also nominated in the Best Non-English Language Film category at the Golden Globes but Argentina, 1985 ended up taking the award.

RRR - which stands for Rise, Roar, Revolt - is directed by S. S. Rajamouli, and produced by D. V. V. Danayya of DVV Entertainment. The film stars N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, and Olivia Morris in pivotal roles. RRR was made on a budget of INR 550 crore ($72 million), making it the most expensive Indian film to date. The film was released on 25 March 2022. 

The writer is a staff member.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. 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 - 21 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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