Pakistani actor Saba Qamar, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut opposite Irrfan Khan in Hindi Museum, has now found some trouble releasing the film after a throwback video of her taking massive digs at Indian lead actors went viral on internet. The video started trending in India on Thursday.
An excerpt from a Pakistani talk show called Good Morning Zindagi, with Saba as the guest, has been dug out. In the clip, she was shown taking jabs at Salman Khan, Emraan Hashmi, Riteish Deshmukh and Hrithik Roshan among others.
In a particular segment of video, which was posted on YouTube in May 2015, host Noor Bukhari shows pictures of a few Bollywood actors and asks Saba to reject hypothetical film offers with each of them, while giving a reason.
Saba is seen speaking about Hrithik Roshan. If Hrithik were to ask her to marry him, how would Saba refuse. To this, Qamar answers, “Who is going to marry the father of two kids!!”
The actor unabashedly went on to call Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, a ‘Chhichhora’ (Cheap person), also taking a jibe at his dancing skills. “You’re a very cheap person! He doesn’t follow the choreographer at all. He invents his own styles. What is this, man!”
When the host showed her a photo of Imraan hashmi, she said that she didn’t want a oral cancel.
The actor also mocked Ritesh Deshmukh saying that she’d never do a movie with him since she’s an ‘A-list’ actress in Pakistan, and hence would want to star opposite an A-list actor, if she were to debut in Bollywood. “Look, I’m an A-list actress in Pakistan. I work with only A-listers.”
The only actor she couldn’t reject was Ranbir Kapoor. ‘Of course darling, I am ready for you,’ she said. But on insistence by the host, she finally turned him down because he had a ‘chakkar’ with Deepika Padukone.
Earlier, Mahira Khan, who debuted in Bollywood opposite Shahrukh Khan in Raees, had also faced a lot of flak for dissing Bollywood in a throwback video. She said to the Pakistani comedian Omar Sharif on a chat show in 2011, “We should never be inspired by Indians. We are not Bollywood.”