Saba Qamar Just Became The First Pakistani Actress To Be Nominated For ‘Best Actress' At The Filmfare Awards, In 25 Years

By Sarah Babar | 18 Jan, 2018

Saba Qamar is an actor par excellence. She’s currently reigning supreme over our screens with her performance in ‘Baaghi’ which has fast become one of the most watched shows on television. Just last year, she gave one of the best performances, not in Pakistan, but across the border, in Bollywood. We’ve been waiting for her talent to be officially recognized and appreciated and with the nominations for one of the most prestigious awards, The Filmfare Awards, in Bollywood announced


She’s been given her due with a nomination a the Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female) for her performance in the hit film ‘Hindi Medium’ 


Saba played a mother, desperate to get her daughter admitted into an English Medium School. Along with her husband, played by Irrfan Khan, are willing to (and actually) go to any and all lengths to ensure their daughter gets an ‘elite’ education.


The film has bagged 4 other nominations, in the much coveted awards


They’ve been nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Male) and Best Supporting Actor


Before Saba, we have had two Pakistani actresses nominated for ‘Best Actress’


Salma Agha was nominated for ‘Nikaah’ in 1983


Zeba Bakhtiar bagged a nomination for her lead role in ‘Henna’ in 1992.



However, we can’t help but notice the fact that they missed a few very well-deserved nominations from our side of the border

Source: @unbreakablekimmyschmidt / Giphy


Like, where’s Sajal Ali’s nomination for her supporting role in Mom?

Source: Zee Studios


They also missed Mahira Khan’s performance in ‘Raees’

Source: Excel Entertainments


And finally, the man who gave them one of the biggest hits of the year: Atif Aslam with ‘Dil Diyan Gallan’ for ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’


The song, featuring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, has already gotten more than 160 million views on YouTube and we’re just sitting here in shock over the fact that Atif wasn’t given a nomination for the hit song.


Fawad Afzal Khan received a Filmfare Award for Best Debut in 2015, for his performance in ‘Khoobsurat’ opposite Sonam Kapoor

Source: T-Series Music

He was then nominated, last year, for his Supporting Role in ‘Kapoor & Sons – Since 1921′ as part of the ensemble cast including Siddharth Malhotra, Rishi Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Rajat Kapoor, and Ratna Pathak.


Ali Zafar has also been nominated for his debut in ‘Tere Bin Laden’

Source: Walkwater Media



What do you think of Saba’s nomination in the Filmfare Awards? Let us know in the comments below


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