Published On: Thu, Apr 14th, 2016

‘No’ to bold scenes in Bollywood: Saba Qamar


Saba Qamar

Like the other Pakistani eminent actors, Saba Qamar is also set to debut in Bollywood. It is apparent that how she could reject the offer when there is veteran Irrfan Khan in the opposite side. The offer came in February and the news of Saba’s Bollywood debut is previously creating waves across the borders.

Saba told in an interview that “It’s a situational comedy based on social issues,” Saba explained on her Bollywood debut that “I play the character of a wife who is a wee bit dominating and is looked after very tenderly by her husband. The role of the latter will be essayed by Irrfan Khan,”  while she didn’t share the  name of the imminent movie and carry on to reveal that she will be visiting Mumbai this July for a workshop pursued by the shoot, which is planned to go on in New Delhi amid August and September. The releasing date isn’t confirmed now but hopes are there that the movie will hit the cinemas by the end of this year.

For Saba it’s not the initial offer from Bollywood. The Pakistani beauty has remained Bollywood’s radar after her unsullied work in local productions such as Digest Writer and 2015’s Manto. But selecting this offer has some causes which she stated as, “After I read the script, I realized it was a very interesting film,” she added, “But most importantly, considering the fact that I will get to work with Irrfan, who I think is a great actor to the core — I could not possibly say no to it.”

Saba is clear about some things about her work as, “Any bold scenes are an absolute no for me,” adding that, “This has been decided long ago: I won’t be doing any bold scenes in the film, nor will I be told to do an item number. I have been doing bold scenes in Pakistani films but will not do any in Bollywood, whatsoever.” She is emphasized on cementing her place as an actor enthusiastically, “I just need to show my acting skills through the film. I won’t allow people to talk behind me and say, ‘Yeh iss ne kia kiya?’ [What has she done?]. Besides, I will not be Saba Qamar there but an individual Pakistani, representing my country on Indian soil,”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.