Lollywood celebrates Adnan Shah receiving standing ovation at Cannes

11:42 PM | 21 May, 2023
Lollywood celebrates Adnan Shah receiving standing ovation at Cannes

For Pakistani actors, the sky is the limit when it comes to excelling. After Saim Sadiq’s Joyland made roaring success with a win at Cannes, actor and comedian, Adnan Shah Tipu, gave the nation another reason to celebrate.

Tipu, who has worked in several dramas and films including Dolly Ki Ayegi Baraat, Suno Chanda and Na Maloom Afraad to name a few, made it to Cannes Film Festival this year for his work in Zarrar Kahn’s horror flick, In Flames

In order to show their appreciation for Tipu’s massive feat, the entertainment fraternity took to social media to express how much he deserved to be lauded.

Mere Paas Tum Ho star actress, Hira Mani, shared news of Tipu’s film making waves at the 76th edition of the Cannes film festival, stating, “Wow! You truly deserve this, you all-rounder. I’m so proud of you. You’re an amazing actor,” adding heart and clapping hands emoji.

Actor Zoya Nasir was elated and asked netizens to “savour” the moment. Taking to Instagram, Nasir remarked, “He got a standing ovation. Given what our country is going through, let’s savour this moment of him being our country’s pride. Proud of you, sir!” 

Joyland star Sarwat Gilani, who was present at Cannes for her award-winning film Joyland last year, sent a congratulatory message to the whole team of In Flames for their success. “Pakistanis making us proud,” Gilani wrote in an Instagram Story.

Actor and host, Yasir Hussain, too, was proud to witness “Pakistani artist” on the Cannes stage receiving a standing ovation.

Starlet Amar Khan, in an Instagram story, called Tipu’s presence at the festival “the only fantastic Pakistani representation at Cannes this year” and also sent galore praises and best wishes to the entire team of In Flames.

Divas Zara Noor Abbas and Yashma Gill were also over the moon on hearing the news and added heart emojis while tagging the actor. 

“So proud of you!” wrote Anoushey Ashraf whereas a proud Aiman Khan called the Daadal star  “brilliant.”

Others including Goher Rasheed, Ghana Ali, Saim Ali, Nimra Bucha, and Sofia Khan congratulated Tipu.

Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selection, In Flames, had its world premiere at the prestigious film festival on May 19. In the viral picture circulating, Tipu expressed his gratitude with a hand gesture inside the auditorium where the screening took place. The film even received a standing ovation at Cannes.

In Flames is set to screen at Cannes till May 27.

According to Variety, it is the first Pakistan-set film in Directors’ Fortnight since Jamil Dehlavi’s The Blood of Hussain in 1980. Produced by Anam Abbas and executive produced by Shant Joshi, Todd Brown, and Maxime Cottray, In Flames is part of XYZ’s New Visions slate. The film boasts an ensemble cast of Ramesha Nawal, Bakhtawar Mazhar, Adnan Shah Tipu, and Omair Javaid.

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee continues recovery against dollar, rises by Rs1.04 in interbank

KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee continued its positive trajectory against the US dollar in the interbank market on Thursday with the local currency’s recovery relating to crackdown launched against hoarders and outflows of the foreign currency through unlawful means.

During the intraday trading, PKR moved up against the USD, and hovered at 287.73, with an increase of Rs1.04, in the interbank market.

Yesterday, the Pakistani rupee appreciated 0.36pc to settle at 288.75.

Last week, the government said a crackdown to prevent cross-border smuggling was initiated across Pakistan. The country’s central bank also stepped up supervision of the foreign exchange market, ordering banks to set up separate entities to conduct forex transactions.

The SBP also introduced structural reforms in the exchange companies’ sector to provide better services and to ensure a transparent system.

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 28, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,600 on Thursday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 177,700. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 28 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Karachi PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Islamabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Peshawar PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Quetta PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sialkot PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Attock PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujranwala PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Jehlum PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Multan PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Bahawalpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujrat PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nawabshah PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Chakwal PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Hyderabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nowshehra PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sargodha PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Faisalabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Mirpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495


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