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51 buffaloes offered for beheading Indian director

01:38 PM | 24 Jun, 2015
51 buffaloes offered for beheading Indian director
LUCKNOW (Web Desk) - A village council in Uttar Pradesh, India, is said to have announced that they will give 51 buffaloes to anyone who beheads film director Vinod Kapri.

The journalist-turned-director of forthcoming political satire, 'Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho', is now seeking police protection.

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He has also received death threats from a Khap panchayat (village council).

'Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho' is said to be based on true incidents. The film narrates the story of a man who is falsely accused of molesting a buffalo, Miss Tanakpur, by a village strongman who persuades the Khap panchayat to pass a verdict that he has to marry the victim.

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The film has generated considerable buzz since the launch of its trailer with Amitabh Bachchan and Rajkumar Hirani saying how entertained they were with the film, which has Hrishita Bhatt, Rahul Bagga, Om Puri, Sanjay Mishra and Annu Kapoor in pivotal roles.

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After the death threats, Kapri said in a statement that he is little shocked and worried.

He says the controversy was “totally uncalled for”.

“That (controversy) is totally uncalled for. I don’t think there is anything in the film which can be problematic for the society. If the film had something wrong, then the censor board would have raised an objection and not cleared the film only,” Kapri said candidly during his visit to IANS office here with the cast to promote the film.

With a special “request” for all those raising objection over the film, Kapri went on to laud the Central Board of Film Certification.

“Government has formed a very credible institution with people who don’t approve content which can hurt sentiments. I would only request them to watch this film and I’m sure they would love it,” he added.

He is at the same time relieved that what he wanted to show through his film has already been proven by such threats.

However, he is more worried for his family.

'Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho' will hit theatres on June 26 in India.

 

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
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Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
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Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
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Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
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New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
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Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
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Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
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