Irrfan Khan's amusing response on having a Pakistani co-star in Hindi Medium

The Madaari actor joked that Saba Qamar is now an Indian because she has married an Indian.

Mayur Lookhar

He is an intense actor on screen and even off it Irrfan Khan seldom reveals his sense of humour in media interactions.

Khan has been paired with Pakistani actress Saba Qamar in his next film, Hind Medium. Given how some extremist political parties have raised objections to employing Pakistani artistes in India, Khan’s film may also run into trouble.

Asked about this possibility at a recent event, Khan chose not to look too far ahead. "You never know, she could get replaced," he said. "It’s too early to comment. There is still time for the film to be released. We don’t know whether the controversy will remain then.”

Reminded about the troubles that Indian filmmakers have faced recently for employing Pakistani artistes, Khan came up with a cheeky reply: “I’ve heard that Saba Qamar got married to an Indian. So, she’s an Indian now.”

Watch Khan’s cheeky comment below: 

For the record, Saba Qamar is still unmarried. Hindi Medium is set to be released on 31 March 2017.