Bangladesh stops Bollywood actress and dancer Nora Fatehi from performing at an event in Dhaka to save dollars as part of austerity measures.
She was not granted permission “in view of the global situation and with the aim of maintaining the foreign exchange reserves,” according to a notice issued by Bangladesh’s Ministry of Cultural Affairs on Monday. The actress was scheduled to perform and hand out awards at the event organized by the Women Leadership Corporation.
Ministry quoted the restriction placed by the central bank following the dwindling foreign reserves of the country. The foreign reserves of Bangladesh reduced from $46.13 billion a year earlier to $36.33 billion as of 12th October.
Forex Crunch forces Bangladesh to scrap Nora Fatehi's Dance event to preserve precious dollars.
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Bangladesh has a higher per capita, but not enough dollars. Adding Nora Fatehi to our arsenal.
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Nora Fatehi belongs to a Moroccan-Canadian family and made her Bollywood debut in 2014. She is known for her sizzling dance performances in a number of Bollywood films ever since her debut.
She will also feature in the official anthem of the FIFA World Cup 2022. She will be joining artists Shakira and Jennifer Lopez for the song. The official anthem titled ‘Light in the Sky will be released on October 7th.
Nora Fatehi shared the teaser of the song on her Instagram account. “This time for @fifaworldcup the official world cup anthem with a touch of diversity “Light the Sky” save the date ⚽️ 🌎 ❤️ 07/10/22!” she captioned the post.
She will also perform in the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2022. FIFA World Cup will be held from November 20th to December 8th.
Nora Fatehi will be seen singing and performing in the video. She is also expected to sing the song in the closing ceremony. The dancer will be representing India at the FIFA World Cup 2022. She was also seen in the remake of the Sri Lankan song ‘Manike’ in the film ‘Thank God’ featuring Siddharth Malhotra.