Saba Qamar is a force to be reckoned with. Being extremely talented as well as humble to the core, she is a star who doesn’t beat around the bushes and says exactly what’s on her mind, like her recent reaction to the Lux Style Awards ceremony. Having worked in dramas like Main Sitara and Besharam last year, which won her a lot of appreciation from her fans as well as critics, Qamar is gearing up for her highly awaited Bollywood debut film Hindi Medium, directed by Saket Chaudhry. Set to release on May 12, she is paired opposite the phenomenal, Irrfan Khan.
With us having loved the trailer, the story highlights the struggles of the middle class in Delhi, who’ll do anything to be part of the elite circle. HIP got in touch with the actress to talk to her about the movie, what it was like working with mega star Irrfan Khan and more.
Read : The Trailer For Hindi Medium Is Out and Its Absolutely Amazing
How’d you get around doing Hindi Medium? At the time I was waiting for a good script to pop up. Then one day I got a call from a casting agent who worked with Maddock Films. He told me the makers of Hindi Medium were looking for an actress and he thought I would be perfect for the role. I was pretty excited and after I got the script I spoke to Saket Chaudhary a few times, gave my audition and before I knew it, got a call saying I was on board! That’s how the movie happened. There was no struggle involved, everything went very smoothly.
Had they seen your work before? Yes, few of my plays were aired on Zee Zindagi so they knew the sort of actress I was, which is why they got in touch with me.
How difficult was it to learn Hindi? It wasn’t too difficult, I mean all of us have grown up watching Indian movies so we are aware of certain words and how they are pronounced. But since the makers wanted me to be a typical woman from Delhi, a coach was bought in to make sure I nailed the accent so the audiences could connect better.
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What was it like to work with Irrfan Khan? It was amazing! He is such a humble and down to earth person. I became a bigger fan of his after working with him. He is also a very helpful co-star, who doesn’t think too much of himself, considering how big of a celebrity he is.
In fact, during scenes I’d ask him if I was doing my part well and he’d say “Kammal hain aap”. It felt great receiving a compliment from him. Everyone on the set was also very encouraging.
Saba Qamar will not be promoting the movie in India for obvious reasons, but she did reveal to us that she will be present for the Dubai promotions. We asked her about her future plans and this is what she had to say,
‘I’m receiving a lot of offers and I’m reading scripts too, but nothing has been finalized yet.”
Before we concluded our chat with Qamar, we couldn’t help but ask which song from Hindi Medium was her favorite,
“Hoor by Atif Aslam.”
With the film about to release soon, we cannot wait to see Saba Qamar gain success in Bollywood.