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Pak actor Saba Qamar to promote Irrfan Khan’s Hindi Medium in India. Will she be allowed?

Pakistani actor Saba Qamar, who makes her Bollywood debut with Irrfan Khan’s Hindi Medium, may put an end to the unofficial ban on Pakistani artists visiting India. Reports suggest she will be in the country to promote her upcoming film.

bollywood Updated: Apr 27, 2017 10:01 IST
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Hindustan Times
Saba Qamar and Irrfan Khan in Hindi Medium.
Saba Qamar and Irrfan Khan in Hindi Medium.
         

When Pakistani actor Mahira Khan made her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Raees, she wanted to visit India and promote her film along side the romance king. However, the backlash against Pakistani artistes following the Uri attack forced her to stay away from India.

Irrfan and Saba play husband and wife in the film.
Irrfan and Saba play husband and wife in the film.

Now, another Pakistani actor, Saba Qamar, who makes her Bollywood debut with Irrfan Khan’s Hindi Medium, may put an end to this unofficial ban on artists from the neighbouring country visiting India. Reports suggest she will be in the country to promote her upcoming film.

A DNA report quoted a source as saying, “Saba is keen to come to India, and she isn’t nervous or anxious about how she will be received in India. It all depends on whether she’s granted a visa or not.”

Irrfan told the tabloid, “I don’t know the details. The producer will know better. But something is being planned.”

Hindustan Times could not independently verify the report.

Directed by Saket Chaudhary, Hindi Medium is a story about how education that is supposed to be a tool of enlightenment has become a tool to create inequality. Incidentally, it also features a song by Pakistani singer Atif Aslam.

Watch Atif Aslam’s song here:

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First Published: Apr 27, 2017 09:32 IST

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