'Sushant was larger than life, he had many worlds beyond Bollywood'

01:58 AM | 19 Jun, 2020
'Sushant was larger than life, he had many worlds beyond Bollywood'

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput took away his own life on June 14. He was found dead at his apartment in Mumbai. Suhant's sudden death has sparked a fierce backlash from fans and followers against Bollywood for provoking him to end his own life.

Now, after many people had shared their two cents on the matter, including Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan, and various other producers, directors and actors, Sushant’s best friend is out with her own take on the situation.

Rohini Iyer, a famous Indian celebrity publicist and the late actor’s close friend, took to Instagram to pen a heartfelt eulogy to the late actor and in it, called out ‘peddlers’ who are adamant on spreading aberrant versions of the truth.

“This has to be said. My best friend is no more, I still have a hard time accepting that and whenever I check social media to check up on news on him, I read fiction and instead of finding people online, I see peddlers,” she wrote.

 “Peddlers pushing their agendas to promote themselves and their causes. Every single person who wants their two-bit fame has an opinion on his life,” said Rohini.

There has also been a lot of conversation regarding production houses banning him and considering Sushant as an outsider in Bollywood. A lot of this has been idle chatter on social media, with no substantial evidence to confirm these rumors.

Rohini clarified these claims as well, saying, “He hated fake friends, phone calls and small talk. He rejected your parties, you didn’t shun him. He rejected your lobbies. He didn’t need camps, he had his own kingdom.”

“He didn’t care about these people who are busy posting about not being in touch with him. For the record, he didn’t care about being in touch,” she also added, seemingly for director Karan Johar, who wrote a lengthy note on his Instagram where he blamed himself for “not being in touch with you (Sushant) for the past year.”

Rohini also revealed that “he had a life beyond films,” implying that the reason for this tragedy is not just simply his career. “He was a fighter. He made his own place in the sun. He was an outsider and he never cared about being an insider. That’s because he had a life beyond films. The industry was a small part of his life, he had many worlds beyond that,” she shared.

“He never failed. He has given more super hits than any of his other contemporaries. He just didn’t care about the 100 crore club. He didn’t want to belong to any club or be part of the rat race.”

She also recalled how he once walked out of an award show before the announcement of his nomination for Best Actor because “you had to be a lot more interesting than a trophy to hold his attention.”

“He was as simple as quantum physics. He was a crazy genius. He read Sartre and Nietzsche, he studied astronomy and stoicism, he wrote poetry, played the guitar, wrote with his left and right hand,” she continued. “He cared about saving the planet, the world, about going to Mars, he invested in charities, in science projects and innovations that were beyond your comprehension.”

“Please don’t try to make sense of him or reduce his talent to serve your mere agenda,” she wrote.

“He was larger than life like the movies he aspired to make. Celebrate his work. He put his heart and soul into his craft, he was bothered more about research than makeup. He was about quality, not vanity. He was a bright star. That’s why he shined sheer magic. Celebrate his brilliance.”

“Knowing Rajput was loving him. I just want everyone to know and remember him for the person he really was. Not this manufactured version the peddlers are trying to sell. Maybe he was too good for all of you. You didn’t deserve him,” she said.

She concluded her message by saying she wanted to clarify all hearsay because “Protecting his legacy is important to me.”

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 Dec  2023

Pakistani rupee's value remained stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Monday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro rate stands at 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound GBP rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED currently hovers around 77.45 while rate of Saudi Riyal stands at 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 4 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues

The gold remained under pressure as the precious metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 4 December 2023

On the first day of the week, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,000 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,043 

A single tola of 22-karat gold costs Rs170,539, while 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs. 192,325 and the price of 18k gold is Rs164,850.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2086, gaining $14.44 on Monday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Karachi PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Islamabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Peshawar PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Quetta PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sialkot PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Attock PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujranwala PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Jehlum PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Multan PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Bahawalpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujrat PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nawabshah PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Chakwal PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Hyderabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nowshehra PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sargodha PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Faisalabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Mirpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720


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