Kumail Nanjiani tackles racism and Islamophobia on Saturday Night Live

01:47 PM | 16 Oct, 2017
Kumail Nanjiani tackles racism and Islamophobia on Saturday Night Live
Pakistani-American comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani had the audience in his grasp throughout on SNL. In his first ever hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, Kumail  touched the topic of racism and Islamophobia with hilarity andlight jabbing. Kumail followed up with the topics in a delightfully odd manner, with powerful messages to deliver.

“I’m so excited to be here,” the actor said. “I remember since I was a little kid in Pakistan, Saturday night my whole family would sit together and watch Star Trek. We didn’t get Saturday Night Live.”

“I came to America, fell in love with a white woman and made a movie about it,” he said in his monologue about his movie 'The Big Sick' (inspired his his real life wife Emily V), before detailing the racist reviews he received.


“My problem with most racism is the inaccuracy,” he said when he told the audience of the racism he had received for his movie. "A lot of people were like, ‘Go back to India,'” "I said, “I’ve never been to India. Are you just hoping I’ll have an awesome vacation soon?”

Kumail also commented on rise of Islamophobia. “Islamophobia is on the rise. It’s like Will & Grace,” as he made a reference to the sitcom making a return on SNL’s home network. “It was huge awhile ago, we thought it was gone and done forever and now it’s back!”

With Kumail's mind-blowing performance, the show has has aptly got highest ratings of the season so far.


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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 14 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 14, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25  303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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