Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed have found themselves in hot water after they released the teaser of their upcoming music video Qubool Hai. Part of the music video, which has been directed by Saba herself, has been shot inside Wazir Khan Mosque upsetting the public.
Though Saba and Bilal in the caption clarified that “this is also the only sequence that was shot at the historical Wazir Khan Mosque” and is a prologue to the music video, the teaser did not go down well with the audiences who called out the actor and singer for hurting religious sentiments.
“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.
Social media users demanded that strict action be taken against those who allowed the video to be shot inside the mosque.
Later, spokesperson of the Punjab Government Mashwani Azhar said that an inquiry has been ordered into the matter and strict action will be taken against those involved in allowing the video to be shot in the Masjid and those who violated the terms of the NOC. Azhar even attached the notification in his tweet.
“Secretary Aquaf Govt of Punjab has already ordered DG Auqaf to conduct an inquiry of the Masjid Wazir Khan matter where private company shooting Saba Qamar, Bilal Saeed video violated terms of NOC, agreed with the administration,” wrote Azhar on Twitter.