Adnan Siddiqui issues public apology for Liaqat’s crass joke

Senior Pakistani actor, Adnan Siddiqui, reportedly issues apology for appearing in Jeewey Pakistan hosted by Amir Liaqat.

According to reports of Baaghi TV, the actor appeared in the Ramadan transmission of Amir Liaqat’s live show where the host made insensitive and crude comments about the recently deceased Bollywood actor, Irrfan Khan and the late Bollywood diva, Sri Devi.

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Following the inappropriate remarks made by Liaqat, the Merey Pass Tum Ho actor took to the social networking website, Instagram to clarify and issue a public apology to the families of the deceased actors.

Adnan Siddiqui shared a note that in which he clarified that he does not support Liaqat’s stance and hopes to boycott working with him for any future projects. He wrote, “So I don’t know what I’m feeling right now or what to say. But this needs to go out_”

He went to to say that he was invited to the live show by Amir Liaqat, when the “unfortunate incident happened.” The Mehndi star said that the anchor made a highly insensitive joke. He said, “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’.”

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Adnan Siddique further said that it was “an extremely callous act” to joke about the deceased in such a manner. Siddique further criticized Amir Liaqat by saying that, “This is in very bad taste, not only does it show him and me but also the entire country in a bad light.”

Siddique then proceeded to apologize to the families and loved ones of the deceased actors, Irrfan Khan and Sri Devi, who he clarified were really good friends of his. He said, “If you see my body language I was extremely uncomfortable with what he said but I didn’t want to stoop to his level.”

He went to express that he regrets appearing on the show and stated, that he will not tolerate such indecent acts in the future.

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Siddique finished the post by stating, “I was hoping this bit wouldn’t become public but unfortunately it has. I’m sorry. Thank you 🙏.”

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