Adnan Siddiqui Calls Out Aamir Liaquat For His ‘Extremely Callous Act’
The actor was called as a guest in Aamir Liaquat’s Ramazan transmission
Recently, actor Adnan Siddiqui appeared in Aamir Liaquat’s Ramazan transmission Jeeway Pakistan. While playing a quiz game as per the format of the show, Liaquat decided to joke about Siddiqui’s relationship with Bollywood actors Sri Devi and Irrfan Khan.
The host implied the 50-year-old actor was the connection behind the deaths of the two deceased icons. Superstar Sri Devi passed away in 2018 due to accidental drowning, while Irrfan succumbed to a colon infection on April 29, 2020 after battling cancer for two years.
In a clip from the show, Siddiqui looks visibly uncomfortable even though he handled the incident with politeness.
However, the Meray Paas Tum Ho actor took to Instagram to mention how he felt about the unpleasant incident.
"The anchor Aamir Liaquat Sahab joked about something extremely sensitive. Not only were they both close to me but also as a human it was wrong on so many levels. I cannot even call it hitting below the belt," read the statement released by the Sammi actor.
"It was an extremely callous act to joke about the deceased. This is in very bad taste, not only does it show him and me but also the entire country in bad light."
"I want to apologize to the families of Sridevi Sahiba and lrrfan Khan Sahab, their loved ones and fans. If you see my body language I was extremely uncomfortable with what he said but I didn't want to stoop to that level," he added.
In the end, Siddiqui said he regrets being on the show. “I've learnt my lesson and I promise I will not tolerate such an act in future. I was hoping this bit wouldn't become public but unfortunately it has. I'm sorry," he concluded.
Host Aamir Liaquat also issued an apology after the clip from the show went viral.
The 48-year-old TV host said, "Sometimes you lose control over your words, which happens often during a live show. At the time it didn't seem like a big issue but when I later thought about [it] I realized that was not appropriate. So I'm really sorry. Keeping humanity in mind, this should not have been said. I made a mistake."
Adnan Siddiqui had worked with Irrfan in A Mighty Heart in 2007 and with Sri Devi in Mom in 2017.