Are Sarwat Gilani and Indian actress Parveen Babi related?

11:19 PM | 23 Aug, 2023
Sarwat Gilani
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Sarwat Gilani, an accomplished actress in Lollywood, has earned recognition for her outstanding performance in the international film Joyland. She has solidified her place among the leading actresses in the entertainment industry. Her stunning portrayal has created a buzz, earning her high praise from critics. Recently, she unveiled her connection with the veteran Indian actress and model Parveen Babi.

For the unversed, Parveen Babi had garnered fame for her iconic roles in Hindi cinema during the 1970s and early 1980s. Revered for her captivating and glamorous acting style, she was among the highest-paid actresses of her time.

During an interview, hosted by actor Ahmed Ali Butt, Gilani was posed with a question: "Your grandfather was a leader in the princely state of Manavadar, and when he came to Pakistan, he kept this fact concealed. Why did he choose to do so? If you were in India, you could have held significant prominence."

In response, Gilani revealed, "Parveen Babi is my great aunt, and the lineage is referred to as the Babi dynasty. This fact has indeed been concealed for almost two decades. I chose not to broadcast it because I believe that individuals hailing from distinguished 'Royal' backgrounds tend to maintain humility and refrain from flaunting their regal heritage."

Gilani's acting repertoire encompasses an array of notable dramas such as Azar Ki Ayegi Barat, Meri Zaat Zarra E Benishan, Zakhm, Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu, Aahista Aahista, Seeta Bagri, Pujaran, and Churails

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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