Adnan Siddiqui claps back at Priyanka Chopra after Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy comment

05:05 PM | 16 Apr, 2023
Adnan Siddiqui claps back at Priyanka Chopra after Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy comment
Source: Adnan Siddiqui / Priyanka Chopra (Instagram)

Priyanka Chopra, an Indian film actress, recently expressed her excitement and congratulations to Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on social media after it was announced that Chinoy will be directing a new Star Wars film.

Chinoy will make history as the first woman and person of colour to helm a Star Wars movie, set after the events of 2019's Rise of Skywalker. Chopra celebrated this historic moment and the fact that Chinoy is also South Asian.

However, Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui took issue with Chopra referring to Chinoy as South Asian instead of specifically identifying her as Pakistani.

Siddiqui took to Twitter to "school" Chopra on this matter, stating that Chinoy is Pakistani first, much like how Chopra identified herself as Indian before claiming to be South Asian.

Chinoy's upcoming Star Wars movie will feature Daisy Ridley reprising her role as the main character, Rey, as she builds a new Jedi Order. The script will be written by Steven Knight, who also penned Peaky Blinders and Spencer. The untitled project was announced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy at Star Wars Celebration in London last week.

Chinoy expressed her excitement about directing the new Star Wars movie on Instagram, saying that she has always been attracted to the hero's journey and the world needs more heroes. She also shared her interest in being immersed in a Jedi Academy with a powerful Jedi Master, which will be a central part of the new movie's storyline.

The writer is a staff member.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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