Michael Jackson's nephew to essay ''King of Pop'' in upcoming biopic

Web Desk 08:32 PM | 31 Jan, 2023
Michael Jackson's nephew to essay ''King of Pop'' in upcoming biopic

Speculation around who would protray late American pop singer Michael Jackson in his biopic have been making headlines intriguing many people for quite some time, and now the producers have found the answer.

According to the Lionsgate studio, the 26-year-old nephew of the Smooth Criminal crooner — Jaafar Jackson — will essay the protagonist.

Jaafar is the son of Michael's older brother, Jermaine Jackson, who is also a singer and producer by profession.

“Jaafar embodies my son," said the mother of 'the King of Pop', Katherine Jackson. 

"It’s so wonderful to see him carry on the Jackson legacy of entertainers and performers," she added.

"Michael will explore the complicated man who became the King of Pop,” Lionsgate said in a statement.

"The film will include 'all aspects' of his life and his most noteworthy performances that set him on the path to becoming an icon in the musical world."

Produced by Graham King, the Antoine Fuqua directorial will start its production this year. Both the director and producer said that Jaafar had the god-gifted ability to essay his beloved uncle.

“It was clear that he is the only person to take on this role,” King stated in a news release, adding how he "cannot wait for the world to see him on the big screen as Michael Jackson.”

Despite the biopic kicking off, Lionsgate has yet to directly address one of the most controversial aspects of the Billie Jean singer's story — his trial on child sex abuse charges in 2005, and additional allegations against the singer featured in the 2019 documentary, Leaving Neverland.

In 2005, Jackson was acquitted by a California jury in the sex abuse case involving a 13-year-old boy. Fast forward to 2019, the Dan Reed directorial documentary followed the accounts of Wade Robson and James Safechuck who claimed they were befriended by Jackson and were abused by the late star from ages 7 and 10, respectively, in the early 1990s.

In 2020, a California appeals court ruled that the two men could continue their claims through a lawsuit, though, the lawsuit ended with the Jackson family denying the allegations, ultimately winning the appeal that year.

With multiple accolades and a huge impact left on Hollywood, Jackson had an untimely death in 2009 at the age of 50. His smash hit albums include the 1982 Thriller which featured the title song as well as Billie Jean and others.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 28, 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 28, 2023 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 284.1 287.15
Euro EUR 304.5 307.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345.5 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.3 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.7
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.18 761.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.5 207.7
China Yuan CNY 41.44 41.84
Danish Krone DKK 41.30 41.73
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 924.09 933.09
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.84 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 178 180
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 735.91 743
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.43 78.13
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.97 311.47
Thai Bhat THB 8.3 8.45

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 28 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 204,300 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,160.   

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 204,300 PKR 2,465
Karachi PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Islamabad PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Peshawar PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Quetta PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Sialkot PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Attock PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Gujranwala PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Jehlum PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Multan PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Bahawalpur PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Gujrat PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Nawabshah PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Chakwal PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Hyderabad PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Nowshehra PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Sargodha PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Faisalabad PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Mirpur PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465


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