Is Mahira Khan going to star in Pakistani remake of 'Pakeezah'?

09:14 PM | 29 Jan, 2023
Is Mahira Khan going to star in Pakistani remake of 'Pakeezah'?

Lollywood's reigning queen Mahira Khan is on her way to essay yet another classic role.

The Raees actress who debuted in Bollywood opposite Shah Rukh Khan, is reportedly embarking on a journey to embody Indian actress Meena Kumari in the Pakistani remake of B-Town's cult classic film, Pakeezah.

The Pakistani remake of the 1972 smash hit will reportedly be produced by Hamid Hussain under his UAE production house. Reports in local media suggested that the Humsafar famed diva is likely to essay the protagonist - Meena Kumari - an Indian actress and poet popularly known as The Tragedy Queen. 

It was further reported that the production authorities are in contact with several prominent actors for the remake, and Khan is one of them.

For those unversed, Kamal Amrohi's Pakeezah is considered to be the most expensive film of Indian cinema of the ‘70s, with a budget of one crore five million Indian rupees at that time. More interestingly, Kumari's demise after a month of the blockbuster film propelled it into further limelight.

On the work front, Khan is currently basking in the success of Pakistan's highest-grossing film, The Legend of Maula Jatt. She will next be seen in Neelofar.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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