Remember a couple of weeks back when Saba Qamar posted some pictures on her Instagram resembling a lot like Qandeel Baloch? Soon after her photos appeared on the internet, there was speculation that she would be playing Qandeel Baloch in a new biopic.
Now those rumors have been confirmed and Saba Qamar is indeed playing Qandeel Baloch in a new biopic of the late internet celebrity. Saba Qamar confirmed the news and had the following to say in an interview.
Qandeel was a victim and a fighter and somebody needs to tell her story. She was a woman who went from place to place trying to find work for herself. She tried to work in transport, read devotional naats on TV but wherever she went, she was misused by people. It was only much later that she chose to make videos on the Internet. And she did all this and earned money and used it to support her family. Her family didn’t have any problems taking money from her but they felt that it was all right to turn around and kill her in the name of honor. – Saba Qamar
Since Qandeel’s story is very controversial, people are concerned about how Saba will be treated after playing the role of a controversial personality. When she was asked about the threats she would receive, Saba was very comfortable and said that everyone has to die one day, at least I’ll die after doing something worthwhile.
The Qandeel Baloch biopic will also feature other artists like Osman Khalid Butt, Sarmad Khoosat and Ali Kazmi.
No solid release date has been announced for the telefilm. Currently, we know it will be aired on Urdu1 and will be coming soon.
Qandeel Baloch rose to fame over the internet through her often raunchy videos and pictures. Her audience always had mixed reactions to her updates. While some of them were inspired by her boldness and confidence, others were enraged. She was silenced by her own brother who was one of those people who didn’t approve of Qandeel’s work.