Miss Trans Pakistan Shyraa Roy makes her debut as producer with psychological thriller 'Sanak'

Web Desk 01:49 AM | 31 Jan, 2023
Miss Trans Pakistan Shyraa Roy makes her debut as producer with psychological thriller 'Sanak'
Source: Shyrra Roy (Instagram)

Shyraa Roy, Miss Trans Pakistan 2022, is a trailblazer in the entertainment industry.

From modelling to acting and producing, she has established a distinct presence. Roy's first psychological thriller, "Sanak," features her as the lead and showcases her diverse talents.

The 27-year-old reflects on the challenges she faced at each stage of her career. She recalls facing difficulties as a producer, as men couldn't accept a transwoman pursuing this role. She also shares her struggle to get cast in Pakistani films and dramas, where casting directors questioned her gender and sometimes didn't understand the concept of a transwoman playing a woman's role. She draws a comparison to Sushmita Sen playing a transwoman, arguing that trans people should have the same opportunity to play women's roles in films.

"Sanak" offers more than a captivating story of obsession and love. She views it as a unique and compelling tale. The film follows the story of a fan named Zafar Minhas who goes to extreme lengths to win the attention of a popular actor, Samaira Khan.

Directed by Hassan Fareed and written by Indian director Vikram Bhatt, it aims to delve into the murderer's complex personality rather than just depicting his crimes. The film features notable actors such as Muneeb Ali, Murad Kazmi, Resham, Javed Sheikh and Beenish George.

Roy also believes that the lack of good thriller films in Pakistan makes "Sanak" a valuable contribution to the industry. She criticizes Pakistani directors for relying too heavily on romantic comedies and calls for greater diversity in Pakistani cinema.

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She spoke about her continued fight for representation in Pakistani media. She acknowledged the limited opportunities for transwomen in the industry and said that one must either become a producer, have connections, or rely on luck to succeed. Despite the challenges, she vows to never give up, with the support of her brother, Bhatt, and her team.

Roy also noted that being trans remains a taboo topic in Pakistan and that there are no opportunities for trans individuals in the country. However, she remains determined to continue her fight and make a change in the industry.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 24, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 24, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.2 286
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 343.5 347
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.4 76.2
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.55 757.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.77 41.17
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 919.22 928.22
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.66
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 731.97 739.97
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.43 78.13
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 305.12 307.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.19 8.34

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 24 March 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,500 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,730.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350


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