Saba Qamar shares her humiliating experience at international airport

Actor has been making headlines for her performance in 'Baaghi' and her Filmfare Award nomination

Entertainment Desk January 19, 2018

Saba Qamar recently made headlines when she became the first Pakistani actress, in the last 25 years, to be nominated for a Filmfare for the Best Actor (Female) in a leading role category.

However, there is one more reason Saba has garnered attention. The starlet shared her traumatic experiences that she previously faced at several international airports.

While appearing on a local morning show, Saba recalled a humiliating incident when she was shooting for her Bollywood debut, Hindi Medium.

The Maat starlet said, “We boast about Pakistan. We say Pakistan Zindabad, Pakistan this and Pakistan that. But when we go out of the country and the way we are checked - I can’t tell you. I feel so humiliated the way I am frisked. I remember I went for a shoot to Tbilisi (Capital of Georgia) and my entire Indian crew was allowed to go but I was stopped because of my Pakistani passport. I was investigated and they took my interview before letting me go.”

She added, “That day I realised this is what our position is and this is where we stand.”

Saba has always been a big name in the Pakistani film and television industry - even before she joined the Irrfan Khan starrer in Bollywood. She has been parts of projects such as Udaan, BaaghiMaat in the past.

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pakistan | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend @Jimmy: Read it again, she is saying Indians were allowed without any interview but she was interrogated, so where is that vvip protocol come
Azam | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend Yeah true Jimmy we r addicted to vip treatment in our country so we expect same at inter airports but that is routine matter for every passport holder so nothing to worry and mention
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