Pakistani Veteran actor and anchor, Adnan Siddiqui, and Amir Liaquat apologized for the sensitive joke on Friday on social media for joking on deceased Indian veteran actors: Sridevi and Irfan Khan on Thursday in Ramadan Transmission.
Recently, Amir Liaquat invited Mera Pass Tum Ho actor on Jeeway Pakistan and told him that he had saved the lives of two Indian actresses and asked him to question him. Later, the host explained that he worked with Sridevi and Irfan Khan in Mom and A Mighty Heart and they passed away. Furthermore, he said that he saved Rani Mukherjee and Bipasha Basu by rejecting Mardaani 2 and Jism 2. In the end, Mr. Liaquat said that whenever Adnan Siddiqui has worked with foreign actors, they passway.
Mast actor who is known for his role Shehwar said that it might be joking for him but it does not joke for him because they both are close to him. The actor adjusted his position and tried to minimize the comment but PTI worker was not ready to keep his incomplete.
The actor later took social media and apologized to the families of Sridevi and Irfan Khan. He said that he was very embarrassed and he was uncomfortable on the show too when Aam Khaye Ga Aam anchor and TV host made such remarks. He called it “callous and sensitive joke” which is not right to make when we think about humanity.
Adnan Siddiqui showed his grievances on the death of the Lunchbox actor by penning down a long caption in which he wrote about his experience of meeting the Angrezi Medium actor during the shoot of A Mighty Heart in India and then in London. He discussed their chit chat in the caption. Mr. Siddiqui shared his picture with the deceased actor who was suffering from Cancer.
Later, Amir Liaquat extended apology and said that a person is bigger who ask for an apology. He wrote on social media that he felt not right to hurting people of Pakistani or viewers by making such jokes.
Amir Liaquat has made pathetic jokes on the senior and veteran actors which he should not make. He should think before speaking. Therefore, the viewers have critical remarks about him. A few years before, he fed mangoes forcefully in the mouth of one of the participants which people did not appreciate. Producers and directors should give guidelines to anchors before permitting them to go on the screen otherwise they will portray the negative image of Pakistan worldwide.
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“Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un”….. "Verily we belong to God, and verily to Him do we return."! . . . Disturbed and gutted!! A fine soul gone too soon. I had the honour of first meeting Irrfan as a co-star on the sets of ‘A Mighty Heart.’ For one of the scenes after learning his lines I saw him doing the scene again and again which left me puzzled. I asked him, Irrfan Sahab ye kya kar rahe hain aap? He replied- We’re both playing CID agents which means we’ll be showing our ID cards everywhere. I’m practicising the scene so I don’t look clumsy while showing the ID card. And that was the first time I realised what a fine actor he was. We’d become friends on the sets and used to hang out together after the shoot. I remember for another scene, he wanted to know a word in Urdu used commonly in Pakistan and he asked me. He was a great actor but didn’t shy away from learning and perfecting his art. One of the evenings, he shared an incident where him and his friend got the role of an extra actor in James Bond series “Octopussy” which was shot in India. But because they cycled to the set, they were late and the shoot was over. He told me since then he wanted to do a Hollywood movie. Our careers in Hollywood started together, but he proved his mettle and conquered the fort. In 2018 while attending IPPA in London. I found out that he was in London, though he wasn’t meeting anyone he agreed to meet me. We had a long chat about movies and world in general. He looked so positive. His last words were- “Adnan, I’ll be fine very soon and I’ll be back. InshAllah”! Who knew today, I would be penning this note. Condolences and strength to his family. Irrfan, you will be missed a lot. Rest in peace my friend.🙏