There is a lot of buzz these days around one name in Bollywood – that name is Saba Azad. She was called a mystery woman when spotted, hand-in-hand, with Hrithik Roshan recently at a restaurant in Mumbai. It seems that Saba is now a regular guest at Roshan family as she has been spending quality time with them regularly.
Who is Saba Azad?
Her full name is Saba Singh Grewal which was later changed to Saba Azad. Besides being and actor, Saba Azad is also a singer and a theatre director. She has featured in films like Dil Kabaddi and the 2011 movie Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge. She was also a part of the Netflix anthology Feels Like Ishq. She is currently seen in the web series Rocket Boys. She was previously dating Imaad Shah.
She has also done a few commercials such as Cadbury, Google, Kit Kat, Airtel and Florence.
A controversy queen?
Saba was heavily trolled on social media when she changed her name from Saba Singh Grewal to Saba Azad. She justified her decision by saying that she has added ‘Azad’ for a reason. Azad means free – free from religions tags, freedom from conditioned understanding of what I should be and free from the fear that by taking this name may bring me.
Saba was in a lot of controversy when she performed at Shahin Bagh during anti-CAA protests. She chose to sing ‘Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Tere’ by Faiz Ahmed Faiz and ‘Tu Zinda Hai’ – a song by India People Theatre Association. She was also accused of celebrating the exodus of Kashmiri Pundits from the valley.
Many may not know, but she is the niece of Safdar Hashmi – a communist play writer and director.
A secret love affair with Hrithik Roshan?
Many Bollywood insiders say that there is something brewing between Saba Azad and Hrithik Roshan. She was seen cozying up to Roshan family on various occasions. Netizens are surely enjoying this new development.
It seems that the duo have decided to take their relationship to the next level. It will be interesting to see how it blossoms in few months.