A FIR has been registered against singer Bilal Saeed and actor Saba Qamar in view of the music video of the former's song Qubool that was shot at Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore. The case has been registered at the Akbari police station of Lahore on the complaint of advocate Farhat Manzoor.
In the report, the act of filming a music video at the mosque has hurt the religious sentiments of the public. Additionally, it has also appealed for stern action against the mosque administration. Earlier this month, Manzoor had filed a petition to file a case against the artists in this regard.
Since the song was released, both Saeed and Qamar, the latter who both acted and directed the video have received flaked on social media over the issue. Saeed has subsequently apologised to the public in a video posted on social media.
“We realise what has happened over the past few days has hurt your sentiments deeply,” he wrote as a caption. “We as Muslims, as decent human beings and as artists will never, ever trivialise or condone disrespect to Islam or any other religion, race, caste, colour or creed. If we have unknowingly hurt anyone’s sentiments we apologise to you all with all our heart."
Talking about the song, Saeed shared, "Saba Qamar and I had recently filmed a nikkah sequence at Wazir Khan Mosque which created a big misunderstanding and hurt the emotions of a lot of people. Many thought we were doing a dance sequence, which wasn't true."
He went on to add, “Alhamdulilah I am a Muslim and I was raised in a Muslim household. I cannot even think about doing something that would disrespect my religion. I solemnly affirm in the name of Allah that neither did we play any music in the mosque and nor did we dance and the witness to that is the management of the mosque.”
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