Na Maloom Afraad's Kubra Khan to make Bollywood debut with 'Welcome to Karachi'

Published November 10, 2014
Kubra Khan. – Photo Courtesy: Kubra Khan's Facebook Page.
Kubra Khan. – Photo Courtesy: Kubra Khan's Facebook Page.

Pakistani model and actor Kubra Khan (also known as Rabia Khan), who played the bank manager in the recently released Pakistani hit film, Na Maloom Afraad, is now all set to make her Bollywood debut with film Welcome to Karachi.

"I am playing the lead girl in this project working alongside the amazing Arshad Warsi and Jackky Bhagnani," Kubra told Dawn in an email interview.

Kubra further shared that she was independently approached by the casting director, who had seen some of her previous works.

"I had to go through the traditional auditions and the team happened to like my work so here I am," said Kubra.

Kubra also shared a picture of herself with her co-stars while working on the set of Welcome to Karachi:

According to Times of India, Irrfan Khan was initially approached to play the lead male role, but he refused when he found out that Kubra Khan was playing the lead female role. The actor apparently wanted Bollywood actor Nargis Fakhri to be cast opposite him.

When asked to comment on Irrfan's decision, Kubra said: "I have a lot of respect for Irrfan Khan and he certainly has the right to his opinion. I don't think there is anything wrong in wanting to work with a colleague of his choice."

Speaking about the success of Na Maloom Afraad, Kubra shared that the film's success also changed things for her.

"In terms of work, things had changed shortly before the release of Na Maloom Afraad," said Kubra.

"However, after the success, receiving such warm response and acceptance from the audience it is extremely overwhelming. I am extremely grateful to Nabeel Qureshi (director) and Fizza Ali Meerza (producer) for making me a part of this amazing project."

Directed by Ashish R Mohan, Welcome to Karachi is a satire about two Indians who get stranded in Karachi without any proper travel documents.

The film is expected to release in 2015.

Opinion

Zero carbon race
22 Jan 2021

Zero carbon race

Over 100 countries, including Pakistan, have failed to submit their national commitments to cut emissions.
Sports for all
22 Jan 2021

Sports for all

We need a certain level of fitness to observe God’s law.
Normalcy restored
Updated 22 Jan 2021

Normalcy restored

So long as invoking domestic and foreign ‘enemies’ is our ‘normal’, expect our tryst with praetorianism to continue unabated.
The hazards of governance
Updated 21 Jan 2021

The hazards of governance

The most efficient administrations derive their strength from the quality and regularity of intra-department consultation.

Editorial

Updated 22 Jan 2021

Time to heal

A multitude of foreign issues will test Biden’s mettle and require progressive thinking.
22 Jan 2021

Foreign funding

AS the pressure builds on his party in the foreign funding case, Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for an ...
22 Jan 2021

Decaying PTV

THE Cabinet Committee on State-Owned Enterprises has decided to remove Pakistan Television from the list of...
Updated 21 Jan 2021

Agosta kickbacks trial

A POLITICALLY significant trial opened in Paris yesterday. Former French prime minister Edouard Balladur is in the...
Updated 21 Jan 2021

Indian media scandal

Common sense, factual reporting and ethics are all chucked out the window in the maddening race for ratings, influence and power.
21 Jan 2021

Rising food prices

FOOD inflation continues to challenge the resolve of the government to control the prices of essential kitchen items...