Lahore. A Pakistani court on Wednesday framed charges against actress Saba Qamar, who was seen alongside strong actor Irrfan Khan in ‘Hindi Medium’. Charges have been framed against him in a case related to the shooting of a ‘dance video’ at a historic mosque in Lahore. A related case was registered last year.
Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed were present during the framing of charges in the court of Judicial Magistrate Javeria Bhatti. Both are accused of desecrating the Wazir Khan Mosque (in the old city of Lahore). The magistrate directed the prosecution to produce their witnesses during the next hearing on October 14. Both the accused did not plead guilty before the court and said that they would fight the case.
According to the FIR, Saba and Bilal had shot a video of them dancing in front of the mosque. The people of Pakistan had also expressed displeasure over this incident. The government of Punjab province had also sacked two senior officials in this connection. After the incident came to light, the actress was severely criticized on social media.
However, both Saba and Bilal had apologised, after facing ruckus on social media. In 2020, Lahore Police registered a case against Saba Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed under Section 295 of the Pakistani Penal Code for ‘desecrating’ a mosque Wazir Khan in Lahore.
The actress had said in her clarification that it was a music video with a nikah (marriage) scene. It was neither shot with any kind of playback music nor was it edited into the music track. Let us tell you that Saba is very active on social media. She is a famous TV and film actress of Pakistan. After making her Bollywood debut with the film ‘Hindi Medium’, Filmfare nominated her for Best Debut Actress.
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