Saba Qamar is flying high with her first Bollywood debut on the horizon and a new biopic in the works. However, it wasn’t easy for the bold and beautiful Saba to get this role.
In an interview with Deccan Chronicle, Hindi Medium director, Saket revealed that the Maat star wasn’t the first choice to star in the movie.
“Once we cast Irrfan, we were looking for the female lead. It wasn’t like that we jumped to Saba as a default option.”
“We had considered other actresses here but there were issues. When I approached actresses for Shaadi Ke Side Effects, it was a struggle for us to find an actor who is willing to play a mother on screen. So I knew it that there was an issue already here.”
“We tried to think of whom we could cast and that’s when I saw Saba in a couple of Pakistani television shows.”
“I knew she would fit the bill of a next-door Punjabi girl and decided to take her on board. The equation between the countries was much better back then.”
Well, from what we’ve seen, Saba has done justice to the role!
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