Breaking the mold: Mahira Khan talks about riveting TV comeback in 'Razia' and much more

07:43 PM | 19 Sep, 2023
Breaking the mold: Mahira Khan talks about riveting TV comeback in 'Razia' and much more
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In the realm of Pakistani television, Mahira Khan has always been a name synonymous with talent, grace, and versatility. Her return to the small screen in Express Entertainment's 'Razia' has been nothing short of glorious, marking a significant moment in the world of entertainment.

From the very beginning, 'Razia' set itself apart from the usual TV fare. Even before the show's premiere, sneak peeks and teasers hinted at a storyline and tonality that promised something exceptional. As the first episode graced our screens, it became abundantly clear that this was not going to be just another run-of-the-mill drama.

One aspect that has piqued the curiosity of viewers and generated considerable buzz on the internet is the choice of the show's name, 'Razia.' In an exclusive interview with Fuchsia Magazine, the creative team behind the drama shed light on this decision and its significance. 

The writer, Mohsin Ali, revealed that they deliberately departed from the stereotypical portrayal of Razia as a damsel in distress from the famous saying "Razia gundon mein phas gayi". Instead, they aimed to empower and redefine the character, moving beyond clichés and showcasing a more multifaceted Razia.

Mahira Khan, who plays the character Razia, also shared insights into her role and the complexities it entails. She emphasized that the dialogues were meticulously crafted to make a lasting impact on the audience. Each line was carefully considered, reflecting the depth of the character and the overarching themes of the show. 

When asked about how they'd define baghawat (rebellion), Momal and Mahira opened up about their enthralling odyssey in the realm of acting. They both expressed a profound connection with the character 'Razia' and engaged in a meaningful dialogue about the act of rebelling against societal expectations, particularly as women pursuing their aspirations. Additionally, Ali shared his own journey of rebellion, recounting how he defied family expectations by choosing to study theatre rather than following in the footsteps of his older brothers, who pursued engineering.

Furthermore, the Superstar diva also hinted at future episodes having even more powerful and, in some instances, controversial dialogues. This suggests that the show will continue to challenge stereotypes and push boundaries, offering viewers a fresh and thought-provoking perspective on the character and the narrative.

At the end of the interview, they had a very fun session of the whisper challenge. In this delightful game, one of the stars donned headphones, with music blaring, and attempted to decipher sentences by reading the other person's lips.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 2 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 2, 2024 (Saturday).

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 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 2, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
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 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 27.13 27.43
Swedish Korona SEK 314.07 316.57
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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