- Saba recollected that she was stopped while her crew was allowed to pass
- "That day I realized, that this is our position," said Saba Qamar
- Saba Qamar starred in Bollywood film Hindi Medium
Visibly distressed, Saba Qamar's told the news channel: "The way we are checked, I feel so humiliated. I remember when I visited Tbilisi for a film shoot, the entire crew was allowed to go through except for me, because I carry a Pakistani passport." Ms Qamar, who has featured in several Pakistani television shows, alleged that she was cleared only after 'thorough checking and an interview." She said: "That day I realized, that this is our position. Where do we stand?"
The Internet was quick to comment on Saba Qamar's now viral interview. Some Twitter users suggested that she should apply for Indian citizenship while the others invoked Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan, who has been detained at US airports more than once. A Twitter user said: "This has nothing to do with the passport."
but only Shah rukh Khan doesn't have that luxury here.— Kunall Vadawale (@sagar_vadavale) January 17, 2018
Even Shah Rukh Khan was stopped in USA and interrogated. Multiple times. This is nothing but Islamophobia in that country. Nothing to do with passport. https://t.co/B34u7XSBIH— Sohail A (@SohailAnwer) January 17, 2018
Saba Qamar became a household name in India after her television show Maat aired here. She has starred in shows like Jinnah Ke Naam, Thakan and Main Aurat Hoon.
In 2013, Saba Qamar starred in Aina, a film made for television. She has also starred in the Pakistani films Manto and Lahore Se Aagey. She made her Bollywood debut in 2017's Hindi Medium.