After the much-hyped first look of Saba Qamar Directorial debut music video, “Qubool Hai”, by Farhan Saeed got much attention from the audiences, now after the teaser release, the fans are lashing out on Saba Qamar and giving her heavy criticism for making such a video in the much holy and respected Wazir Khan Mosque, upsetting the public.
This criticism arose after the teaser of the video was launched and the singer and the actor were seen dancing or merely twirling inside the premises of the mosque, which audiences have said is a highly impermissible thing to be done in such a holy place and the sentiments got hurt.
The historic mosque ‘Masjid Wazir Khan’ comes in the provincial capital under the administration of the Punjab Auqaf and Religious Affairs department, and an official of the department, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that a production house had been given permission for the shooting in the mosque by the Assistant Director Tableegh e Tarbiyyat but the department was kept unaware of the shooting of the dance. However, the assistant director claimed that he had given permission for the Nikkah scene.
Provincial Minister for Auqaf and Religious Affairs Syed Saeed Al Hassan Shah told the newspapers that they had taken notice of the video. “The department has ordered the suspension of the responsible officials. The report will be submitted in 3 days after the inquiry. Such irresponsible incidents will not be tolerated at all. The sanctity of mosques, holy places of worship will be maintained.”
Though Saba and Bilal in the caption clarified that “this is also the only sequence that was shot at the historical Wazir Khan Mosque”
“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,” they added in their post.
Though now the people are not taking any excuses and have just lashed out on both the artists.
— Zahid (@Zahid1Gujjar) August 8, 2020
#BilalSaeed & #Sabaqamar ka gana humnay pehlay he mashoor ker dia . i wish k abb ban ho jaye taakay the feel what they have done.. sirf 30000 main hurmat baich di #PunjabGovt nay .. pic.twitter.com/NH4yzGGCfF
— Fahad Hashmi (@Fadzhashmi) August 8, 2020
You celebrities are showing what?😕 many people follow you. What msg you are giving to them. Shame on you. Kate being a non muslim she respected the masjid but you 😡 #SabaQamar pic.twitter.com/FYCCYRjeEp
— Shazia Mustafa (@ShaziaMustafa15) August 8, 2020
— Abid Orakzai (@AbidOrakxai) August 8, 2020
Secretary Aquaf Govt of Punjab has already ordered DG Auqaf to conduct inquiry of the #MasjidWazirKhan matter where Private Company shooting #SabaQamar #BilalSaeed video violated terms of NOC, agreed with administration
Strict action will be taken against ppl involved incl Admin
— Azhar (@MashwaniAzhar) August 8, 2020
There is a difference b/w being liberal & disrespectful.
I guess common sense is not so common with #SabaQamar & #BilalSaeed who failed to comprehend the decorum of their surroundings @ #masjidwazirkhan
— Major Adil Raja (R) (@soldierspeaks) August 8, 2020
People have compared what Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed are doing as Muslims and what Kate Middleton did while being non-muslim.
What a VICARIOUS EMBARRASSMENT I'm feeling while editing this picture that I can't even see it twice! I mean where are we standing as a MUSLIM? And the most DEPLORABLE thing is they're still justifying it! How can you even hold hands like this? SHAME!#SabaQamar #BilalSaeed pic.twitter.com/Wp6MUy7rip
— Dua Sukhera (@theduasukhera) August 8, 2020
Bilal Saeed and Saba Qamar went on to apologize for the act on his twitter.
— Bilal Saeed (@Bilalsaeedmusic) August 8, 2020
— Saba Qamar (@s_qamarzaman) August 8, 2020
The video has been Written, Composed and Produced by the award-winning singer, Bilal Saeed.