Pakistani actress Saba Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed are under immense criticism for dancing and filming a new song in the historical Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore.
According to the reports, the celebrities shot the song in the mosque without official permission. Meanwhile, the social media users slammed the actress and singer for violating the sanctity of the mosque by dancing and filming the song in the mosque.
The matter came to public attention when actress Saba Qamar shared a small video clip of dancing with Bilal Saeed in the mosque released on social media. The video instantly went viral on other social media platforms. As opposed to the expectations, the fans and followers slammed the production house and the performers for promotion indecency in the mosque.
Beghairati at another level by Saba qamar and Bilal Saeed who recorded a SONG in a MASJID.
Music is haram in Islam and they are recording it in MASJID.
— Rayyan ahmed (@_RayyanAhmed_) August 8, 2020
Both the singer and the actress have not offered any clarification yet on the controversy. The furious fans also asked why the authorities did not stop shooting the song in the Wazir Khan Mosque. Meanwhile, they also asked the concerned authorities to take strict action against the singer and the actress.
Saba Qamar, Bilal Saeed: subject to social media backlash
“Recording of Dancing scenes or music in Masjid Wazir Khan Lahore is a heartbreaking incident. We need to demand an urgent call of action against Media Production House, Saba Qamar, and her Co-star and the management of Masjid Wazir Khan from top to bottom. This is Unbearable,” wrote one user on Twitter.
Recording the dance scene in a mosque—the best & sanctimonious place on the earth according to our religion(Islam)—shows how far undogmatic our some celebs r that they don't know the rudimentary values.This is not right & acceptable at all.Shame on you!!#SabaQamar #Bilalsaeed pic.twitter.com/THd8X4zOKo
— Usama Malick (@UsamaMalick10) August 7, 2020
“Acting at Jamia Masjid Wazir Khan Lahore with the songs of actress Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed is an insult to the mosque and a moment of concern for Muslims. We strongly condemn this act and demand immediate legal action from the government,” wrote another Twitter user.
Acting at Jamia Masjid Wazir Khan Lahore with the songs of actress Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed is an insult to the mosque and a moment of concern for Muslims. We strongly condemn this act and demand immediate legal action from the government.
— Muhammad Ishaq Adil (@Muhamma15104632) August 8, 2020
Actress Saba Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed are working on the video of the new song, Qubool Hai, these days. The actress is also making her directorial debut with the song. Earlier, talking to his Instagram account, singer Bilal Saeed had shared the first look of the song, Qubool Hai. Singer Bilal Saeed has composed, written, and produced the song. The song features both Saba Qamar Zaman and Bilal Saeed.
Earlier, Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed left their fans confused when the actress and the singer shared the same photo on their Instagram account. Many assumed they have tied the knot for real. They both had captioned the image ‘Qubool Hai’.
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One Two Records proudly Presents the first look of "Qubool" directorial debut of Saba Qamar Zaman. Written, Composed and Produced by Bilal Saeed. Starring: Bilal Saeed & Saba Qamar Zaman Releasing Soon on One Two Records. . #BilalSaeed #SabaQamar #Qubool #QuboolHai #OneTwoRecords #PakistaniMusic #OneTwoRecords Wardrobe by @mohsin.naveed.ranjha Picture by @clickbysawaiz Designed by @murtaza.niaz . @bilalsaeed_music @sabaqamarzaman @onetworecords
In that photo, Saba Qamar Zaman and singer Bilal Saeed were seen holding hands while dressed in traditional wedding dresses. The black and white picture of the artists soon went viral on social media.
Later, she informed her followers that she would be working as a director with Bilal Saeed for an upcoming venture, Qubool Hai.
She wrote, “We’ve a new director in town! A little surprise for all of you coming very soon. Directed by @sabaqamarzaman.”
After a brief hiatus, Saba Qamar is making a comeback in the entertainment industry of Pakistan with the song Qubool Hai.
Meanwhile, singer Bilal Saeed is married to Gia Bilal. They got married in 2009 and have a son named Ahad Bilal.