Saba Qamar & Bilal Saeed respond to criticism over shooting in Wazir Khan Mosque

06:39 PM | 9 Aug, 2020
Saba Qamar & Bilal Saeed respond to criticism over shooting in Wazir Khan Mosque
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If you're famous, you need to be thick skinned. No one understands this better than our celebrities — just ask actor Saba Qamar, and Bilal Saeed, who have been fending off troll armies all weekend and in the best way possible. 

BTS clips from Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed's upcoming song ‘Qubool,’ have been making rounds on the internet for a while now. However, a certain snippet on social media has caught people’s attention:

People have been bashing the duo for shooting a ‘dance’ sequence at Wazir Khan mosque. According to people, a mosque is a holy place that is not meant for shooting music videos.

On Saturday, Saba Qamar took to her Instagram to respond to all the unfair criticism that she has received. 

Posting a teaser of the video, Qamar explained that the nikkah sequence was shot without music at the mosque.

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Presenting the first teaser of ‘Qubool’🙏🏽 This is also the only sequence that was shot at the historical Wazir Khan Mosque. It’s a prologue to the music video featuring a Nikah scene. It was neither shot with any sort of playback music nor has it been edited to the music track. I won’t explain any further as the full video comes out on 11th of August. The BTS video that's making rounds on social media was just a circular movement to click stills for the poster of ‘Qubool’ depicting a happily married couple right after their Nikah. Hurting or offending anyone or being disrespectful to a holy place is as unimaginable and unacceptable for me as for any decent human being. Despite this if we have unknowingly hurt anyone’s sentiments we apologise to you all with all our heart. Love & Peace! #Qubool releasing on 11th of August 🙏❤️ @bilalsaeed_music

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"Presenting the first teaser of ‘Qubool.’This is also the only sequence that was shot at the historical Wazir Khan Mosque. It’s a prologue to the music video featuring a Nikah scene. It was neither shot with any sort of playback music nor has it been edited to the music track. I won’t explain any further as the full video comes out on 11th of August," she wrote.

"The BTS video that's making rounds on social media was just a circular movement to click stills for the poster of ‘Qubool’ depicting a happily married couple right after their Nikah."

She further apologized and went on to say that she never wanted to disrespect a holy place or hurt anyone’s religious sentiments.

"Hurting or offending anyone or being disrespectful to a holy place is as unimaginable and unacceptable for me as for any decent human being. Despite this if we have unknowingly hurt anyone’s sentiments we apologize to you all with all our heart. Love & Peace! #Qubool releasing on 11th of August," Qamar concluded.

Bilal also posted the same teaser and shared that the shot does not feature any music. Him and Saba never intended to offend anyone is anyway possible.

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"قبول" کا ٹیزر پیش خدمت ہے. یہ وہ واحد حصہ ہے جو تاریخی وزیر خان مسجد میں فلمایا گیا تھا۔ یہ میوزک ویڈیو کا تعارفی حصہ ہے جس میں نکاح کا منظر پیش کیا گیا ہے۔ اسے نہ تو کسی طرح کے پلے بیک میوزک کے ساتھ فلمایا گیا تھا اور نہ ہی یہ میوزک ٹریک کا حصہ ہے ، فلم بندی کے وقت مسجد کی انتظامیہ بھی موجود تھی اور وہ گواہ ہیں کہ وہاں کسی قسم کی کوئی موسیقی نہیں چلائی گئی۔ مزید پوری ویڈیو 11 اگست کو سامنے آرہی ہے۔ آپ لوگ کسی نتیجے پر پہنچنے سے پہلے براہ کرم ویڈیو دیکھیں۔ اور سمجھیں کہ ہم سب ایک ہی صفحے پر ہیں۔ہم سب مسلمان ہیں-ہمارے دل میں بھی اپنے مذہب اسلام کےلیےاتنی ہی محبت اور احترام ہے جتنا آپ سب کے دل میں ہےاور کبھی بھی اس کی توہین کرنے کا سوچ بھی نہیں سکتے ہیں۔ بی ٹی ایس کی ویڈیو جو سوشل میڈیا پر وائرل کی گئ ہے وہ ’قبول‘ کے پوسٹر کے لیے محض ایک کلک تھا جس میں شادی شدہ جوڑے کو ان کے نکاح کے بعدخوشی سے دکھایا گیا تھا۔ اس کے باوجود اگر ہم نے انجانےمیں اگر کسی کے جذبات کو ٹھیس پہنچائ ہے تو ہم تہء دل سے آپ سب سے معذرت خواہ ہیں۔ محبت اور امن! # اگست 11 کوقبول مکمل ویڈیو ریلیز ہو رہی ہے. Presenting the "Qubool" teaser🙏🏽 This is also the only sequence that was shot at the historical Wazir Khan Mosque. It’s a prologue to the music video featuring a Nikah scene. It was neither shot with any sort of playback music nor has it been edited to the music track, the adminstration of the Mosque was also present at the time of shoot and they are witness that no music was played there. Further the full video comes out on 11th of August. Please watch the video before you guys jump to conclusions. And understand that we all are on the same page. We love and respect our religion as much as all of you and would never even think of doing anything to disrespect it. The BTS video that's been circulated on social media was just a circular movement to click stills for the poster of ‘Qabool’ depicting a happily married couple right after their Nikah. Despite this if we have unknowingly hurt anyone’s sentiments we apologise to you all with all our heart. Love & Peace! #Qubool releasing on 11th of August! #bilalsaeed #sabaqamar #masjid

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Qubool has been directed by Saba Qamar and will feature her alongside Bilal. It will be released on August 11.

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