Adnan Siddiqui is the dapper actor who still bangs up to date. His modish and gritty looks and acting skills are mesmerizing-cum-haunting. Star Adnan Siddiqui Urges Indian Industry to be Cool-Calm & Collected.
In his latest interview, he counselled cross border’s enormous entertainment industry to be patient and mature while behaving with stars of other countries. We know that veteran actor Adnan Siddiqui is a soi-disant ambassador for Pakistan when it comes to cultural exchanges with other countries, be it Turkey or UK.
Adnan Siddiqui Denunciates Topliners…spells out on the show Hello! Mira Sethi
“I have nothing to do with politics; my job is to entertain people and I will continue to do that. I felt this shouldn’t have happened. Politics and entertainment are two different things. I have nothing to do with politics; my job is to entertain people and I will continue to do that.”
“It was my third film and Sridevi’s 300th and for her to still be so humble was a big thing. I cannot forget the first day on the set, she was sitting outside her vanity van when Boney [Kapoor] — film’s producer and her husband — introduced me to her. She stood up to greet me and gave me a warm welcome. She was very hospitable.”
Siddiqui talks about his nervousness…that was absolute nowhere
“I had done my homework. On the first day on the set, there was a pooja going on. For Sajal and me, we weren’t sure how to stand there. So, I observed people and just stood there in respect. There was a time in the 90s when poets from India would come and there would be mushairas. I’ve heard Jagjit Sahab sing the 80s in Pakistan. Then there was a time when Sushmita Sen and Saif Ali Khan came here. That was a great time indeed. The artist’s exchange program was very good.”
“We watch their [Indian] movies, “not their dramas”. “They watch our dramas very enthusiastically. And it’s still happening but under wraps.”
Pakistanis are more tolerant than Indian crew
“I would like to add that when it comes to tolerance, I feel we Pakistanis are more tolerant. I was saddened that even a personal video call between two celebs of Pakistan and India, who share a friendship and know each other, was forbidden. What is this insecurity that even this is not allowed?”
The actor then turned to the camera and addressed Indians with a smile, saying
“Bharat walon, thora sa tolerance level barhain [People of India, increase your tolerance level]”.
In 2018, Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) had refused to withdraw its ban on Pakistani artists working in India. The ban came in 2016, right before the release of Fawad Khan’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Mahira Khan’s Raees alongside Shah Rukh Khan.