Sanjay Dutt signed Kalank due to its connection with Pakistan

04:10 PM | 16 Apr, 2019
Sanjay Dutt signed Kalank due to its connection with Pakistan
LAHORE- Karan Johar’s upcoming venture Kalank has already created quite a buzz among the audience, especially after Alia Bhatt revealed she drew inspiration for her role from Sanam Saeed’s Kashaf in ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’.

Now, Sanjay, who plays Balraj in the film, has shared how his avatar has an emotional connection to his father and his roots in Pakistan, reported India Today.

‘Kalank’ is a pre-Independence film. The actor revealed that he had to play the role of Balraj which is his father’s real name who also migrated from Pakistan to India during Partition. Sanju also shared how the idea of Kalank was mentioned by Yash Johar in 1993.

The Sanju actor said, “During the shooting of ‘Gumrah’ in 1993 Yash uncle had briefly mentioned about the story. Dharma Productions is like family; so when Karan approached me with the film, I had to do it,”

“It is also a coincidence that my character is named Balraj, which is my father’s real name. He too came from Pakistan during Partition, so it has an emotional connect.”

The film houses a star-studded cast including Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapoor, and Sonakshi Sinha in leading roles. Kalank also marks the reunion of Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt after 22 years.

The period movie ‘Kalank’ will hit screens on 17th April.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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