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!


Muhammad Apr 26, 2017 07:32pm
No doubt Saba Qamar and Irfan Khan are two best actress
TechScribe Apr 26, 2017 08:11pm
She looks lovely and Irrfan is an amazing actor.
Fair opinions Apr 26, 2017 09:20pm
Saba Qamar is a versatile,talented,actress,she can mold herself to any character, but there is a vast diversity in a film and drama. The dramas sans songs,dance,high glamour, like in Hindi films. Saba Qamar is a drama queen,she needs to learn more about dance, and film world.
vinod narang Apr 26, 2017 09:32pm
It is not the relationship between two countries it's between two government being childish. People from Pakistan and India have no issues with each other. I thought government is suppose to be by the people , for the people. Why stop any one from promoting their art. Congraulations to miss Qmar. She is a talented actress and I am sure she wil shine in this project
Ashwin Apr 26, 2017 11:03pm
However my favourite is Mahira but I know Saba is more talented and versatile. Best of luck 'Resham'.
a Apr 26, 2017 11:57pm
Beautiful girl. Irfan is India's best actor.
Abbas Khan Apr 27, 2017 12:20am
Havent seen any of her movies but She is gorgeous!! Irfan as alway is a great actor, his movie Billu Barber was awesome.
Rkhan Apr 27, 2017 07:53am
Hunt for mother character in indian market unavailabl??. Think a good and talented actor should not be hesitant to what role being offered whether a young mother or old yet SQ SQ a good choice for her skill and virtouso.
Rajat Apr 27, 2017 08:37am
One more movie to boycott. I hope this is last bollywood movie with Pakistani
aamchi mumbai Apr 27, 2017 08:55am
@vinod narang Sir you are wrong. You belong to that very small minority somewhere in North India. I do not know about Pakistan but many Indians have issues about Pakistan. Pakistani people elect the Pakistan government therefore it is difficult to differentiate between them.
Jawaid Islam Apr 27, 2017 10:27am
A real role, meatier than anyone have done before perhaps Zeba Bakhtiar as Hinna. Sab looks great with Irrfan Khan, chemistry hai.
bhoy indian Apr 27, 2017 10:54am
She's definitely a better actor than Mahira. I hope the Pak industry promotes Saba Qamar in films & tv shows. Anyone can look good these days with all the make-up techniques but Saba Qamar stands out for her acting, which is the most important thing for an actor. About the film sadly there's not much hype. Its still about 15 days from release so hopefully it will pick up.
SAEED MASOOD Apr 27, 2017 02:14pm
Surely a favor from someone...
mehwish Apr 28, 2017 03:34am
One more talented artist to fade away in the coquettish ocean of Bollywood films.
ajay Apr 28, 2017 05:37am
shiv sena will not let it release in india.
shubs Apr 28, 2017 08:50am
Maybe this is a stereotype, but Pakistani actresses need to loosen up. They come from a world of tv dramas, where facial expressions showing emotion are all that is required. The world of cinema is very different. Your whole personality, ability to act using your entire physique is important. There is a vast difference between an urban Indian girl and one from Pakistan. And it shows.
Muhammad faizan umar niazi Apr 28, 2017 12:52pm
I LIKE SABA QAMAR AND SABA QAMar very nice accrete
PARAG Apr 29, 2017 01:46pm
Saba Qamar is one of the very talented actress. I have seen her acting prowess in many a Pakistani serials which were telecast on Zindgi channel. Best wishes to her for her Bollywood debut.
Muhammad Apr 29, 2017 04:47pm
@aamchi mumbai sir ur name suggests u might be from maharashtra; u guys cant even tolerate ur north indian fellow countrymen from UP and Bihar in Mumbai let alone pakistanis. U guys elect shiv sena and support MNS on streets so its difficult to differentiate between them and u. Unfortunately because of ppl like u there is a negative perception about ppl of maharashtra in general in Pakistan.