Tha actor par excellence Irrfan Khan will be seen as a Punjabi shopkeeper in his next titled Hindi Medium, a light-hearted romantic comedy set in Chandni Chowk.
Opposite him is the Pakistani actress Saba Qamar who has done films like Manto and Lahore Se Aagey.
Hindi Medium is mostly shot in Chandni Chowk and is the story of a couple from Chandni Chowk who want to be included in Delhi’s elite society. The film is directed by Saket Chaudhary.
Hindi Medium is also the Bollywood debut of Saba Qamar.
Given that Pakistani artistes are banned from working in Indian films following the Uri attacks, one wonders if Saba is still a part of Irrfan's film.
When the media asked Irrfan about it
, he didn't want to get misquoted on the issue and hence joked. Khan quipped that the actress is now married to an Indian and hence technically is now an Indian.
While the press understood the joke it was somehow made into breaking headlines in Pakistan leaving the actor completely amused. Not just that, but the actor's joke also landed Saba in some serious trouble. She has been receiving lot of death threats as some people in Pakistan think that she has married an Indian.
A little birdie informs us, "Irrfan joked about the situation so that he doesn't get misquoted. But he didn't know that his remark will land Saba in trouble. She has been receiving death threats now and people are actually believing that Saba has married an Indian."