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

Noor Fatima 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. 

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 3, 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 June 03, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 298.9 302.15
Euro EUR 321 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 375.5 380
U.A.E Dirham AED 82 83
Saudi Riyal SAR 80 81.2
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.24 766.24
Canadian Dollar CAD 228 230
China Yuan CNY 40.18 40.58
Danish Krone DKK 41.16 41.56
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.08
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927.05 936.05
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.5 748.5
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 3, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,500 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

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.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 232,500 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 232,500 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 232,500 PKR 2125


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