KARACHI: Be it recovering from a fall on the ramp or playing a risky role, Saba Qamar can do it all without ever compromising her effortlessly sophisticated demeanor. On the occasion of her birthday, we’ve picked out the top five roles the actor has won us over with.
Baaghi depicted the story of the ambitious, fun-loving Qandeel Baloch who had the world resting on her shoulders; a girl who left her home to escape the village life that she didn’t quite agree with.
The show was a huge success and a lot of the credit goes to Saba and her ability to portray the late Qandeel.
2. Hindi Medium
Somewhere between a stroke of luck and genius, Saba found Hindi Medium and at the heart of it, her arrival in B-Town, with grace, speed and strength.
Hindi Medium revolves around a newly-rich, Chandni Chowk couple that doesn’t want their daughter to go through what they did studying in a government school.
3. Lahore Se Aagey
Saba’s effort to induce vigour into the otherwise lazy Lahore Se Aagey came as a pleasant surprise. She managed to act and exhibit what she is capable of, even if the canvas was too narrow for her exuberance.
Lahore Se Aagey is the sequel to Karachi Se Lahore. It shows Yasir Hussain’s character Moti’s journey from Lahore to Swat where he meets Saba, who plays a rockstar.
Saba was seen as Madam Noor Jehan in director/actor Sarmad Khoosat’s Manto. Dressed in vintage silk chiffon sari‘s for the role, Saba was very much praised for her excellent portrayal of the Malika-e-Tarannum.
This show is based on a 20th-century writer, Manto, who grew up in the showbiz industry. It focuses on the last seven years of the writer’s life, during which he wrote some of his most controversial stories.
Saba nailed her negative role in the drama Maat. She played the role of a selfish younger sister who was blinded by her love for wealth through which she managed to wow the critics and audience alike.
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