Here’s why Saba Qamar’s Hindi Medium is in trouble with the censor board. The board asked the director Saket Chaudhary and producer Dinesh Vijan to add the title of disclaimer to their film.
The movie Hindi Medium is about struggling parents trying to get their child in a good English Medium School. Played by Irfan Khan and Saba Qamar, the movie is a dark satire.
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The film is factual. However, the Censor board wants a disclaimer stating that the film is entirely fictional, bearing no resemblance to the real world.
“We realize this is a true-life situation. Thousands of parents have to go through the financial and emotional ordeal and suffering shown in the film.”
According to sources, the CBFC says,
“But if we don’t add a disclaimer stating it’s all fictional, we may incur the wrath of educational institutions across the country claiming the film maligns them. Better safe than sorry.”
Saba Qamar is better than Mahira Khan!
In an interview, Saba claims that,
“I was never desperate to work in Bollywood though I aspired to do a movie across the border but only if I was offered a strong character and a main lead. My plays are widely watched in India and are equally popular. Irrfan had also watched my serial on YouTube and he recommended me to the director.”
Saba was given quite the royal treatment in India,
“ I was protected and pampered so much that I was put in the best five stars hotels. My mini bar would never end. They would ask me my favourite dishes and drinks, and anything I needed was arranged for me,”
She boycotted the Lux Style Awards this year,
“Ever since I have had a Bollywood stamp, all the top brands are chasing me for endorsements. Where were all the brands before I went to India? No one has ever approached me for the last thirteen years that I have been working. But I have gotten immense support from my colleagues such as Ahsan Khan, Mahira Khan, Ayesha Omar, Jami and Sarmad Khoosat. They even gave me a shout out on Twitter for my film.”
“Even Hindustan Times and Pinkvilla have compared me to Mahira Khan and given a verdict that my performance is far better than hers in Raees.”
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