Pakistani actor Sakina Samo wants the ‘actor community’ to support and stand by Saba Qamar. An FIR was registered against her and Bilal Saeed on August 13 for shooting a music video for their latest song Qabool at a mosque.
Taking to Instagram, Samo said that Qamar is a fine artist and a kind person.
“In solidarity with Saba, with great sadness I say. This is utterly wrong. She’s a fine artist and a kind person. She doesn’t do anything bad to anybody,” said Samo.
“She’s happy in her world. I think it’s totally unfair to her and an insult to her talent.”
Samo believes that the incident was greatly exaggerated and the artist in the Qabool video never intended to hurt Muslims’ sentiments by shooting a music video at a mosque.
“I believe her good intentions therefore I support her. Actor community should stand by her,” said Samo. “If we don’t today, then tomorrow it can be anybody’s turn. So beware my fellow actors.”
On August 15, Lahore’s session court granted interim bail to Qamar and Saeed in a case relating to the controversial music video shoot of Qabool at the Wazir Khan Mosque.
The court had issued them pre-arrest bail in the case till August 25 against Rs50,000 surety bonds. On August 13, a case was registered against Qamar and Saeed for shooting a music video for their latest song Qabool at the mosque.
The Akbari Gate police registered the case on the complaint of lawyer Farhat Manzoor. The FIR has been registered under Section 295 (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Manzoor has accused the celebrities of hurting the sentiments of Muslims by shooting a music video at a mosque. A sessions court had ordered the registration of the case.
On August 9, Saeed issued an apology for the controversial shoot. His apology was for every Muslim whose sentiments were hurt by watching them shoot the song video at a mosque. He announced that he is removing the whole sequence shot in at the Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore.
Sakina Samo professional Life:
Sakina Samo is a Pakistani actress, producer and director. She was born on 1 March 1960….
Sakina Samo Career:
Sakina Samo began her acting career in regional television plays and radio dramas in Pakistan. Her breakthrough screen performance in Dewarain, a social-drama examining honor killings in Pakistani society, launched Sakina into the public consciousness and saw her receive the first of many best actress nominations.
Dewarain saw her earn recognition as the nation’s leading character actress. Working alongside some of the best directors in the industry, Sakina continued to deliver performances that amassed both critical and commercial acclaim.
After an extended break, Sakina returned to the screen in 2000 to act, produce and direct several award-winning dramas. In 2011, she received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in recognition of her work in the Pakistani entertainment industry In 2014,
she directed her fifth collaboration with Pakistani writer Umera Ahmad, Mohabat Subh Ka Sitara Hai which has received both critical and commercial acclaim. Most recently, she directed and produced her first feature film, Intezaar which will be releasing in 2020….
Samo tested positive for coronavirus. Days after her diagnosis was made public, rumours about her death surfaced on social media.
Samo has since come out and rubbished all such claims. According to Samo, a journalist had made multiple attempts to gather an update about her health, to which she didn’t respond. Soon after news about her death started to circulate on social media groups.
“A so-called journalist was bugging me all day yesterday. I refused to take his call or reply to any message. I did not want to talk about my health and so on. Well, long story cut short i blocked him on Whatsapp. He kept calling and calling. And then this happened” she said, attaching a screenshot from a Facebook group claiming she had passed away.
Legendary Pakistani actress Sakina Samo
has come out in support of fellow film and TV star Saba Qamar after a case was lodged against Saba and singer Bilal Saeed for their controversial shooting of a song at Masjid Wazir Khan.
Sakina Samo turned to Instagram and extended her support to Saba. She wrote, “To @sabaqamarzaman with love. In solidarity with Saba, with great sadness I say. This is utterly wrong. She’s a fine artist and a kind person. She doesn’t do anything bad to anybody. She’s happy in her world.”
Samo went on to say, “I think it’s totally unfair to her and an insult to her talent. Things are greatly exaggerated. I believe her good intentions therefore I support her.”
She also urged showbiz stars to raise their voice for Saba Qamar, saying, “Actor community should stand by her. If we don’t today then tomorrow it can be anybody’s turn. So beware my fellow actors.”
A short clip of Saba Qamar whirling with Bilal Saeed for music video at a historic mosque went viral on social media and drew strong reactions.
An FIR has been registered under Section 295 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Veteran Pakistani actor Sakina Samo has refuted rumours of her death after earlier testing positive for the coronavirus.
Turning to her social media, the producer rubbished the news making rounds about her passing away due to COVID-19.
Samo stated that after word got out about her contracting the infectious disease, a reporter had been repeatedly calling her to pry about her health.
“A so called journalist was bugging me all day yesterday. I refused to take his call or reply any msg… i did not want to talk about my health and so on. Well, long story cut short i blocked him on watssapp. He kept calling and calling” she said, attaching a screenshot from a Facebook group claiming she had passed away.
Earlier, it was confirmed that Samo, along with veteran TV star Rubina Ashraf had tested positive for the coronavirus and were isolated at home. Families of the two actors are also reported to soon be undergoing tests for COVID-19.