How did Saba Qamar get cast for Hindi Medium?

How did Saba Qamar get cast for Hindi Medium?

Director Saket Chaudhary spills the beans
Updated 26 Apr, 2017

Saba Qamar is all set for her Bollywood debut, but how did it happen?

When the trailer for Hindi Medium came out, we knew this was a movie worth checking out and with song 'Suit Suit' Saba Qamar has definitely gotten us excited.

According to Deccan Chronicle, director Saket Chaudhary revealed that he had not thought of Saba Qamar for this role initially.

According to Chaudhary, "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 someone who was willing to play a mother on screen. So I knew it that there was an issue already here."

He adds, "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."

While Saba Qamar has wrapped up Hindi Medium and is now geared up for the movie's release, she will not be participating in the promotions due to the current situation of the two countries.

Hindi Medium will release on May 12 and we cannot wait!