Saba Qamar to star opposite Irrfan Khan in Bollywood debut
After making waves in Pakistan, Manto actor Saba Qamar is all set to grace Bollywood.
Saba will star opposite ace actor Irrfan Khan in her Bollywood debut.
The yet to be titled film will be directed by Saket Chaudhary, who has hits such as Pyar Ke Side Effects and Shaadi Ke Side Effects to his credit, and will be produced by Raabta director Dinesh Vijan, and Bhushan Kumar.
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“It’s a slice-of-life comedy about the aspirations and struggles of Delhi’s middle class. Irrfan gave his nod seven months ago, Saba came on board last month,” a source close to the development was quoted as saying, reports Mumbai Mirror.
“Saket and his co-writer Zeenat Lakhani have spent nearly a year-and-a-half writing the script. The entire film would be shot in a two-month schedule in Delhi which kicks off in August,” the source added.
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Mumbai Mirror reports that the makers wanted to cast a new talent alongside the Piku actor. “Saba is energetic and suits the role to the T,” says their source.
The Digest Writer actor will be travelling to India in July. ”She will be doing some workshops and reading sessions with Saket, and Irrfan will be joining them closer to the shoot,” said the source.
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Official spokesperson Priya Gupta, took to Twitter to confirm the news