Pakistani actress Saba Qamar was my first choice- Irrfan Khan
The backlash against the Pakistani artistes grew strong following the unfortunate Uri attack. When the Pakistani actress Mahira Khan made a debut in Bollywood opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Raees, she was barred from visiting India to promote her film.
Now, another Pakistani actor, Saba Qamar, who is making her Bollywood debut with Irrfan Khan's 'Hindi Medium' is seen missing the promotions but the best part is, it was Irrfan who recommended her name to the makers.
Irrfan, who was in the national capital to promote his upcoming flick 'Hindi Medium', shared that he saw her video on YouTube and really liked her work.
While talking exclusively to ANI, the 'Piku' actor said "Sometimes the co-actors become very important because your onscreen chemistry plays a vital role for the film. So when I saw her YouTube videos, I recommended her to the director and producer and they really liked her."
The film is a story about a couple's struggle to get their daughter admitted to a posh English school in order to survive in this society and also prevent others from befooling her.
In the movie, Saba plays the English-speaking wife to Khan, who is alien to the language.
Amrita Singh will also be seen in a supporting role and the film is slated to release on May 19.
(With ANI Inputs)