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Updated April 16, 2017


The trailer for Saba Qamar’s debut Bollywood film Hindi Medium is out, and my word, she’s looking absolutely stunning in it. Not just that, she looks the part (of a mother who wants her child to do well in a society that’s riddled with class inequalities).

Irrfan Khan, who is playing her husband in the movie, looks equally at ease perhaps because the role of a middle-classiya is right up his street. The film has been accused of plagiarising of a popular Bengali film but we still can’t wait for the movie to hit the screens. It is sad that the relations between the two countries aren’t good, otherwise Saba Q would have set Bollywood on fire. Right, Mahira?

Published in Dawn, ICON, April 16th, 2017