Saba Qamar is set to play a rockstar in this Karachi Se Lahore spinoff

Saba Qamar is set to play a rockstar in this Karachi Se Lahore spinoff

The leading lady teams up with Yasir Hussain (reprising his role as Moti) in this upcoming film directed by Wajahat Rauf
01 Feb, 2016

Anyone who's watched Karachi Se Lahore (and thus rolled in the cinema aisles) should be feeling a tingle in their funny bone.

KSL director Wajahat Rauf is set to make another road trip film. But it's no sequel to KSL.

So says this next film's heroine, Saba Qamar, who's signed on to the film alongside Yasir Hussain (who happens to reprise his KSL role as the lovable Moti, yay!), Rubina Ashraf and Behroze Sabzwari.

"I don't know why some people are calling this a sequel to Karachi Se Lahore," says Saba Qamar to Images. "It's not a sequel - in fact, Karachi doesn't figure into this movie at all. It's set more in the northern areas."

"This film will be fare better than Karachi se Lahore," Saba continues. "Any issues that existed in that movie will not be present here."

While she doesn't elaborate on what issues KSL might have had, she does speak at length about her role in the film, which she describes as a nontraditional love story, an "odd couple kee kahani".

"I play a musician, a rockstar guitarist in the initial stages of her career," Saba explains. "[My character] comes from a broken family and all she wants is some peace of mind. She's looking for some small moments of happiness, and she just packs a bag and decides to leave her house."

"She has a boyfriend who doesn't understand her. He might seem modern but he really isn't, he's quite conservative in his thinking and she doesn't like that," she added.

Will Yasir Hussain (as Moti) play her boyfriend? Or will he be the quirky stranger who crosses her path?

While Saba Qamar discloses no more about the film's plot, she promises that "it's a really great script. You'll like the movie so much you won't even get up to go to the washroom."

With Yasir writing the script once again, we believe her.


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Kamran Feb 01, 2016 03:39pm
She looks like Indian Kangana Ranaut. Quite similar characters.
ZX Feb 01, 2016 04:05pm
I hope it's not as lame as Karachi say Lahore tak.
IK Feb 01, 2016 04:41pm
She is lovely. I love this lady.
Abdullah Masood Feb 01, 2016 04:56pm
She already has revealed much. What is the point in watching movie now?
SA Chandio Feb 01, 2016 05:07pm
She is beautiful as ever!
SA Chandio Feb 01, 2016 05:19pm
Now a humble request to Pakistani film makers ,please keep in mind that you guys need to focus on making movies more cinematic protocols and tempos there should be a clear difference between a movie and merely a tv show(drama) ,you gotta have the feel of movie while you watching it in a theater but I'm also glad that content wise you guys are doing an awesome job.
Pushtoon Feb 01, 2016 05:27pm
Why Just Karachi Lahore? why not Peshawar se Quetta? or Karachi se Peshawar? Why everything ends at Lahore
haymon Feb 01, 2016 06:17pm
@Pushtoon think about it !!!
Ahmed USA Feb 01, 2016 07:29pm
@Pushtoon ... Because "Jis Lahore Nai Dekhya, O Jamyai Nai" ...
meharali Feb 01, 2016 09:00pm
KSL was a stupid movie. Sana Qamar is very selective in picking her roles so hopefully this time around no mistakes will be repeated.
Parvez Feb 01, 2016 11:34pm
....and Meryl Streep played a rock star in ' Ricki and the Flash ', so why not something similar for Saba Qamar.
>:) Feb 01, 2016 11:45pm
@Pushtoon I was gonna make a lame joke here but you do bring up a fair point. I'd like to see more of our country than Karachi or Lahore.
IRS Feb 02, 2016 07:53am
Pushtoon bhai dont listen to the provocative Haymon ! It must be relevant to the story yar. Although I agree with you that Karachi se Peshawar ya Karachi se Quetta would have had a better national impact!
Pushtoon Feb 02, 2016 10:07am
That was just a sarcastic statement. Take it easy
Thinking Man Feb 02, 2016 10:53am
There are few things in this country worth cheering about and Saba Qamar is one of them, She beautiful and talented.
Saeed Masood Feb 02, 2016 02:30pm
Saba the drama and the cinema in Pakistan now reborn , the future is unlimited, the good actors and actresses will be recognized internationally, looking at Hollywood there it was invented by actors like Clark Gable , Greta Garbo and many others now it is set on its path...Having said that Saba Qamar you have qualities of a promising actress...try to watch Tabassum Hashmi Tabu of Bollywood,if possible get to know her and make friends, it will be a great thing for your acting .