Saba Qamar broke down while talking about the day she was allegedly frisked at an international airport because of her nationality!
Pakistani actress Saba Qamar, star of Irrfan Khan’s Hindi Medium, emotionally recounts the isolation incident at Georgia airport, allegedly because of her nationality.
Speaking to a Pakistani news channel, Ms Qamar claimed that she, alone of the film crew she was travelling with, was frisked at the airport because she had a Pakistani passport. It is not clear of what nationality her companions were. Video footage of Saba Qamar’s interview with the TV channel is available on YouTube. n the clip we can see Saba breaking down and facing humiliation.
Visibly under distress, Saba Qamar’s shares her story with the news channel. “The way we are checked, I feel so humiliated. I remember my visit to Tbilisi for a film shoot. The entire crew was clear to go through except for me because I carry a Pakistani passport.”
Saba features frequently in several Pakistani television shows. She alleged that she was cleared only after ‘thorough checking and an interview.’
She says: “She had a realization that day about her position. Where do we stand?”
The Internet was quick to comment on Saba Qamar’s now-viral interview. Some Twitter users suggest that she should apply for Indian citizenship.Meanwhile, the others are invoking Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan. The star actor who has been detained at US airports more than once. A Twitter user says: “This has nothing to do with the passport.”
Saba became a household name in India after her television show Maat aired here. She has starred in shows like Jinnah Ke Naam, Thakan and Main Aurat Hoon.
In 2013, Saba Qamar starred in Aina, a film made for television. She has also starred in the Pakistani films Manto and Lahore Se Aagey. She made her Bollywood debut in 2017’s Hindi Medium.