Firdous Jamal clears the air about controversial statement regarding Mahira Khan

10:59 PM | 15 Sep, 2022
Firdous Jamal clears the air about controversial statement regarding Mahira Khan
Source: Firdous Jamal (Instagram)

Known for his brilliance in acing complex characters, Pakistani actor Firdous Jamal found himself in hot waters after he made a controversial statement against actress Mahira Khan during an entertainment show. Jamal was flaked by netizens and co-stars for age-shaming Khan but he didn't budge.

This time around, the Wafa Lazim To Nahi actor cleared his stance regarding the scandalous statement. 

Jamal is often questioned about Khan’s acting skills and age by anchors and hosts. The recent addition to the list is famed Pakistani actor Ahmed Ali Butt, who invited Jamal on his show and inquired the senior actor about his earlier statements.

In response to the question, Jamal said: “I don’t say anything to anybody on the basis of personal grudges, I talk on the technical grounds, I don’t watch the work as a normal viewer because I am an artist, I criticize actors as a technician and I said that she should do character roles because the concept of a heroine in our society is different. There is that difference in age (between a lady and a girl). We think of an 18-years-old girl as a heroine, and I didn’t mean that Khan's an old woman but she shouldn't portray a young girl. I can’t become a college boy, it would look awkward."

For the unversed, Jamal was invited to MYK News TV Comedy Programme Woh Wala Show during which he stated that the Humsafar actress does not fit the criteria of a heroine. The actor further suggested that when one thinks of a heroine it equates to an innocent youthful girl. Khan is no longer in that age group to portray ‘heroine’ roles.'

On the work front, Jamal is seen in Janbaaz. He also received the Pride of Performance Award from the President of Pakistan in 1986.

The writer is a staff member.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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