An actor or actress facing discrimination at an international airport because of his or her religion or race isn’t something new. Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is the first name that comes to our mind who faced this situation on more than one occasion. Now, Pakistan actress Saba Qamar, in a heartbreaking video, has opened about the discrimination she and people of her country Pakistan face at international airports. The actress who made her Bollywood debut in 2017 with the movie, Hindi Medium, opposite Irrfan Khan, poured her heart out while talking about this issue.
In a video that has gone viral on the internet, Qamar can be seen in tears as she mentions how humiliated she feels with the way she is frisked at the airports just because she owns a Pakistani passport. In this 49 seconds video, Qamar said that even though citizens boast about Pakistan, the way they are checked when they leave the country is humiliating.
“We boast about Pakistan. We say Pakistan is this and that. But when you go out of the country and the way we are checked, I can’t tell you. I feel so humiliated the way I am frisked. I remember I want for a shoot in Tbilisi (Capital of Georgia) and my entire Indian crew was allowed to go. But I was stopped because of my Pakistani passport. I was investigated and they took my interview and then they let me go,” she said.
Here is Saba Qamar viral video:
It’s not just #SabaQamar who feels humiliated. All #Pakistanis feel humiliated when we are considered a terrorist state, when our children are killed like flies & we can’t get justice for them, when terrorist like #HafizSaeed roam around freely & we watch them helplessly. pic.twitter.com/pHalKqo7cq
— Sabah Alam (@AlamSabah) January 16, 2018
Tha actress added that on that day, she realised what Pakistan’s position is and where it stands. Interestingly, Saba Qamar is one of the top actresses of Pakistan and is known for her roles in TV shows Dastaan, Jinnah Ke Naam and Aina among others. Her movies Manto and Lahore Se Aaagey got her nominations at major awards.