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.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|