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When the opportunity knocked on Saba’s door, the actor instinctively knew that she could simply not let it go. After all, it is not every day that one receives a call from Bollywood and that too for a role opposite seasoned actor Irrfan Khan. The offer came back in February, fast forward a month and a half and the news of Saba’s Bollywood debut is already making waves on both sides of the border.

It’s a situational comedy based on social issues,” Saba elaborates on her Bollywood debut, while speaking to The Express Tribune. “I play the character of a wife who is a wee bit dominating and is looked after very tenderly by her husband. The role of the latter will be essayed by Irrfan Khan,” she adds, when asked to elaborate upon the project.  Without revealing the name of the upcoming film, Saba goes on to share that she will be visiting Mumbai this July for a workshop followed by the shoot, which is scheduled to take place in New Delhi between August and September. The release date is yet to be finalised but Saba hopes the film will hit the cinemas towards the end of this year.

This is not the first Bollywood offer that has come Saba’s way. The Pakistani beauty has been on B-town’s radar for a while now, thanks to her impeccable work in local productions like Digest Writer and 2015’s Manto. But what made her decide to finally jump the bandwagon and head to India? Saba cites two major reasons. “After I read the script, I realised it was a very interesting film,” she claims. “But most importantly, considering the fact that I will get to work with Irrfan, who I think is a great actor to the core I could not possibly say no to it.

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