Sanam Saeed has spoken about Pakistani artistes making enjoyable of how Muslims are portrayed in Indian movies, and the way they’re ‘highlighted as the enemy’. In a brand new interview, Sanam additionally talked about how India’s ban on Pakistani artists after the 2016 Uri assault was ‘a rude awakening, a shock, confusion’ for them. She additionally stated that fellow Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan are ‘nervous and scared due to how they have been handled’ after the ban. (Additionally Learn | Sanam Saeed says complete of Pakistan ‘grew up on Bollywood’, however Indians do not learn about Pakistan)
Recalling the ban, Sanam stated that the Pakistani artists have been baffled. Talking concerning the ‘cross border cultural trade’, Sanam stated that it was ‘thrilling, felt actually exhilarating, liberating’. Speaking about being a part of the Zee5 sequence, Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam in 2021, when Mahira had stated that she would watch out of taking over tasks on Indian OTT platforms, Sanam stated it is completely different. She stated the mission she took wasn’t Bollywood, including that the Hindi movie trade is a ‘utterly completely different ballgame’.
In an interview with Brut, Sanam stated, “Of course, we always make fun of how Muslims are portrayed in Indian films with the kajal and the namaz cap and the green in the background somewhere to show that this is a Muslim person or a Muslim community. And of course, I mean it gets too political but they have always been highlighted as the enemy. I don’t think I have seen any projects where the two nations are friends and collaborating together, unlike, in reality where collaborations are happening at every level.
Talking about the ban, Sanam said, “And when the ban occurred instantly, it was a little bit of a impolite awakening, a shock, confusion. Why combine politics with artwork and tradition and all of that? Tragic, but in addition, like, I imply we bought to I suppose all of us bought over it. It’s what it’s. You may’t struggle it…Fawad Khan and Mahira actually bought the brunt of it. So, I am positive that they’re nervous and scared due to how they have been handled. It is positively a complicated place to be in when one second you might be like right here and the subsequent second you might be sort of simply utterly let go of. So I can completely perceive why Mahira can be nervous to take that step once more as a result of it was a tricky exit for them.”
Sanam featured in Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam, a Pakistani crime fiction drama unique internet sequence streaming on ZEE5. Directed by Meenu Gaur, the sequence is produced by Hasan Raza Abidi and Shailja Kejriwal. This six-episode internet sequence launched in December 2021. It stars Rubya Chaudhry, Sarwat Gilani, Eman Suleman, and Faiza Gillani within the lead roles.