MUMBAI – Pathaan, the upcoming spy thriller of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, may be a hit at the box office but didn't settle well with Hindutva-inspired leaders of the ruling BJP who raised questions over adult and controversial content in the upcoming movie.
With many leaders firing a salvo at SRK, who appeared in more than 80 films and bagged numerous accolades, the assembly speaker of central Indian of Madhya Pradesh Girish Gautam challenged the 57-year-old actor to watch the film with family members.
“I challenge Shah Rukh to watch this film with his daughter and upload a picture and tell the world that he is watching it with his daughter,” he said in a statement quoted by Indian media outlets. Gautam also cautioned the Main Hoon Naa star of ‘bloodshed in India’ in wake of 'controversial' material.
As Pathaan is set to hit theatres on January 25, the top Indian actor arranged a private screening for his family members at the office of the movie's production house.
In the clips, and snaps doing rounds on the internet, Shah Rukh Khan can be seen coming to the Yash Raj office, completing the BJP leader’s dare in style.
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Earlier, BJP extremists and Hindu outfits also called for a boycott of Pathaan for insulting the Hindu religion.
The incident is not the first one as many Muslim actors in India faced concocted allegations under the Hindu Nationalist government. Khan often faced heat amid simmering Hindu nationalism in India.
ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar as the market is looking for direction amid Pakistan’s ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Amid the economic uncertainty, the local currency remained unchanged against the greenback, moving up 0.01 percent during the opening hours of trading. Before noon, PKR was hovering at 285.40 in the interbank.
In contrast to the inter-bank, the dollar continued its upward trajectory in the open market and is reportedly available at Rs315, as the gap between the official rate and open market rate is Rs30 per dollar.
As the money market is waiting for a positive development from the economic front, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief to Pakistan said they continued engagement with Islamabad focusing on the restoration of foreign exchange proper market functioning, with special on the upcoming budget.
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,510.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Karachi||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Islamabad||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Peshawar||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Quetta||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Sialkot||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Attock||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Gujranwala||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Jehlum||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Multan||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Gujrat||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Nawabshah||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Chakwal||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Hyderabad||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Nowshehra||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Sargodha||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Faisalabad||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Mirpur||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
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