Why doesn't Mehwish Hayat work with Lahore-based producers?

08:53 PM | 26 Jun, 2023
Why doesn't Mehwish Hayat work with Lahore-based producers?
Source: Mehwish Hayat (Instagram)

Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat has no time to entertain baseless assumptions. At the press conference for her upcoming star-studded project, Teri Meri Kahaniyaan, Hayat cleared the air about only working with Karachi-based filmmakers.

In response to one of the journalists asking whether the Meray Qatil Meray Dildar star opts for Karachi-based producers, and deliberately refuses to work with Lahore-based filmmakers, the Ms. Marvel star made it crystal clear that it is the character and plot that she cherry picks and not the production team.

Expounding the significance of a striking plot and character, Hayat said, “For me, as an artist, I first look at what the story is and what my character is. Then obviously, if you have a director like Nadeem Baig, a co-star like Humayun Saeed, and it's a big team, then it's a no-brainer for me. I will do it,” she said, adding that her heart and talent always have room for experiments as long as it's worth it.

“I have always been very experimental, and I like working with new people. If there is a good script that has a character for me, and people are willing to experiment with me, then I’ll do it for sure. It's the script, not the location,” she concluded.

The press conference engaged in a heated debate when the said journalist claimed that Karachi took away Lahore's spotlight as the hub of Lollywood, adding that Karachi-based artists refuse to work in Lahore drawing a wedge between the two cities. 

A journalist even accused the London Nahi Jaunga actress of “ignoring” and “quoting higher prices” to Lahore-based producers in order to avoid working. In response, Baig joked, “She charges a lot of Karachi-based producers too.”

Keeping her grace intact, the Punjab Nahi Jaungi diva emphasized that there is “no bias” in Karachi-based artists' hearts for Lahore.

“In fact, I would love to do a Punjabi film, but I have not received any offers yet. I am an artist and I’m here to do good work in this field, whether from Karachi or elsewhere,” she remarked.

The actress revealed that although her management is in Los Angeles, she is on the same page as her team and personally reads all her emails to make sure no prejudice is taking place.

Speaking about her upcoming project, Teri Meri Kahaniyaan, boasts one of the most star-studded ensembles. Hayat will be seen alongside Pakistani heartthrob, Wahaj Ali, who will be making his big screen debut in Baig's production.

The handsome hunk, Zahid Ahmed, and that iconic model-turned-actor Amna Ilyas, will also be joining the cast with Sheheryar Munawar and Ramsha Khan. The cherry on top? Lollywood's power couple, Hira and Mani, will also make an appearing for the first time.

Teri Meri Kahaniyaan is scheduled to hit theatres on Eid ul Adha. The film is written by acclaimed writers Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar — known for his iconic projects including Pyare Afzal, Mere Paas Tum Ho, Punjab Nahi Jaungi, London nahi Jaunga —, Vasay Chaudhry, Ali Abbas Naqvi, and Basit Naqvi.


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies - Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 2 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45  77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold registers big fall in Pakistan; check today gold rates in Pakatan - 2 December 2023

The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 2 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Karachi PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Islamabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Peshawar PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Quetta PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sialkot PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Attock PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujranwala PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Jehlum PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Multan PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Bahawalpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujrat PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nawabshah PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Chakwal PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Hyderabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nowshehra PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sargodha PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Faisalabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Mirpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705


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