The Pakistani drama industry is often criticised for repeating the same content. Many critics feel that the industry is not producing new and fresh storylines, but instead recycling old ideas. This repetition of content is a common criticism of the industry, with many viewers and critics calling for more original and diverse content to be produced.
In an interview with Something Haute, Maya Ali emphasised the importance of mutual respect between actors and critics. The Man Mayal star explained that not every production by streaming giants like Netflix is a success, some are hits and some are flops and that critics don't take into account the reasons why an actor might choose similar scripts.
She pointed out that an actor may be more suited to a certain type of role or may have to support their household which could influence the choices they make. In the same show, Maya Ali and her co-star Bilal Ashraf stated that critics write harsh reviews after only watching a single episode of their latest drama Yunhi rather than watching the entire drama to understand its development.
Addressing drama critics, Maya said: “I have a request from you guys — when you give a review, you watch the first episode and give your verdict. No one knows what’s going to happen in 25 episodes, or what turns the story will take but your judgment is here after the first episode. There are so many actors who feel this but don’t say anything. In winters, they’re spending nights shooting and in summers they’re doing the same under the scorching sunlight. I think it’s easy to sit in an air-conditioned room and give a review."
The 33-year-old stated that the words used by some critics are harsh and that actors are sensitive people. She also pointed out that some people expect actors to be able to handle criticism without it affecting them emotionally, but that is not always the case.
"Do you know that actors are sensitive? People say, ‘Oh you’re an actor? You should withstand criticism," she added.
Bilal Ashraf suggested that critics should try making a drama or something that's five minutes long before giving feedback, as it's easy to judge without understanding the process. He also pointed out that a hit or a flop is a state of mind and it doesn't matter and both actors agree that mutual respect between critics and actors is important.
On the work front, Ashraf was recently seen in Khaab Toot Jaatay Hain, Aik Hai Nigar and Superstar.
On the other hand, Ali was seen in Pehli Si Muhabbat, Jo Bichar Gaye, Teefa in Trouble, Parey Hut Love and Aasmaan Bolay Ga.
Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.
On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.
Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.24||36.59|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.
On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.
In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Karachi||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Quetta||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Attock||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Multan||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|