Saba Qamar to star alongside Ben Affleck?


KARACHI: After the soaring success of her first Bollywood project, Hindi Medium, opposite acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan, Saba Qamar’s career knows no bounds.
She aced her role as Fouzia Batool and Kanwal Baloch in slain social media star Qandeel Baloch’s biopic Baaghi, for which she received several accolades and hefty praises, and has walked the runway for many known designers, proving that she is a force to be reckoned with.
However, there is one rumour that has been doing rounds social media for some time that we desperately need it to be true.
Rumour has it that the starlet has signed her first Hollywood project, that too with none other than A-lister Ben Affleck!
A source revealed to The Express Tribune, “Saba knows of the rumours that are circling and will be addressing them soon.” We are yet to know if this is indeed true but here’s a secret: we can’t contain our excitement! It is interesting to note that Mahira Khan’s Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in 2017’s Raees created quite the buzz as it became a huge success at the box office. But despite generating a whopping INR2 billion at the box office, the film fell short of beating that of another Khan – ‘Hindi Medium’ star Irrfan Khan, reported Koi Moi.
Hindi Medium, which also marked the debut of another Pakistani actor Saba Qamar, has now earned north of INR3 billion at the worldwide box office, defeating Raees along the way. Raees, which released on January 25 last year, collected about INR1.9 billion at the Indian box office and another INR95 million internationally – totaling up to INR2.8 billion.
Hindi Medium has not only managed to break the record of King Khan, but also surpassed collections of the other major Khans in the Indian film industry. It beat Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan as well. However, there’s no confirmation if Hindi Medium has broken the records set by Aamir Khan’s Dangal yet. Does this mean all these Khans need to look out for the multi-talented Irrfan?
Breaking world records through China comes as a trailblazer for Bollywood film-makers as the earnings can change the game for many films. It will also encourages film-makers to release their films worldwide and explore different cultures and new markets as well.