“Who was Sarojini Naidu in Jinnah's life?” Amna Ilyas reveals avatar from upcoming series

04:22 PM | 18 Aug, 2023
“Who was Sarojini Naidu in Jinnah's life?” Amna Ilyas reveals avatar from upcoming series
Source: Amna Ilyas (Instagram)

Pakistani actress, Amna Ilyas, is all set to portray a powerful and headstrong female politician from pre-partition India in the upcoming series, Fatima Jinnah.

The 35-year-old actress who has been critically acclaimed for her performance in Zinda Bhaag -- landing her three Nomination in –ARY Film Award for Best Debut Female, Lux Style Award for Best Actress, and ARY Film Award for Best Actress – will be exploring the world of British Indian politics.

Taking to Instagram, the Saat Din Mohabbat In actress shared a reel offering a sneak peek into the project. Set in 1910, the teaser introduces the cast and their characters. The series, Fatima Jinnah, boasts an ensemble cast of Aamir Qureshi as Jinnah, Mamya Shajaffar at Rutti Petite, Saad Qureshi as Samiullah Kowaishi, Irum Ali as Shireen Jinnah, Kubra Khan as Homai Vyarawalla, and Ilyas as Sarojini Naidu. 

Draped in a saree with a bindi on her forehead, Ilyas’s portrayal of Naidu – the Nightingale of India – is spot on. 

The actress captioned, “Who was Sarojini Naidu in Jinnah’s life?” leaving everyone in curiosity. Though the Baaji actress did not divulge release date of the series, she noted that “season 1 volume 1” will soon be gracing television series.

Ilyas will subsequently be seen in Mastani and Driven.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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