Lahore, 24th July 2020: Pakistan’s versatile actor Adnan Siddiqui is all set to collaborate with the ace singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in a new venture.
According to reports of Baaghi TV, the actor Adnan Siddiqui is collaborating with the singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for his new project.
As per reports, Siddiqui has penned down a beautiful prayer during his quarantine days and wants to get it sung by none other than Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The singer has reportedly flown all over from Lahore to Karachi to record the video for Dua.
“Some weeks ago, at some point in the night, I found out that Tariq Aziz had passed away,” said Adnan. “I was shaken. So many people around me were dying: Athar Shah Khan, Irrfan Khan, Sajid Khan of Sajid Wajid as well as Tariq Aziz.”
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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.🙏
“It made me think that God must truly be angry with us and I decided to write a Dua, requesting Him to forgive mankind and have mercy. I had tears in my eyes while I wrote.”
Adnan Siddiqui revealed that he had never written any poetry before, but this prayer comes right from his heart. The Dua is based on Quranic verses that tell that mankind is only dependant on Allah’s will.
The actor read out his Dua to Rahat Fateh Ali, who subsequently showed immense interest in composing and reciting it.
“We coordinated with each other and Rahat especially drove down from Lahore to record the video for the Dua. We hope to release it after the first 10 days of Muharram,” informed the Yeh Dil Mera actor said.
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Joint Venture between, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Sahib and I. COMING SOON! Last couple of months have been very upsetting for me and I know a lot of you out there. I’ve woken up to the news of losing some very close friends and it hasn’t been easy. And I can completely understand the pain you all have gone through cause I’ve been through the same myself. I somewhere felt that Allah is not happy with us which led me to pen a few lines for Covid -19 times and the lives lost…. I write for myself usually but this time thought of sharing it out with you guys. Rahat Sahib heard it and loved it. It’s a joint collaboration between us. Dua video will be seen soon on TV channels and digital media etc My prayers to all the lives lost. 🙏🏽 Love. ♥️
This Dua is an insight into how the actor felt after a series of sad incidents and deaths in the industry. Adnan felt sad after Tariq Aziz left the world and he regretted not reaching out to the senior artist.
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طارق عزیز صاحب کا نام آتے ہی ہیں میرے ذہن میں نیلام گھر آجاتا ہے اور وہ آواز گونجنے لگتی ہے جو طارق عزیز صاحب اپنے پروگرام کے ابتدا میں کہتے تھے۔ “ابتدا ہے رب جلیل کے بابرکت نام سے …….دیکھتی آنکھوں سنتے کانوں کو طارق عزیز کا سلام”۔ اب نہ وہ دیکھتی آنکھیں رہیں اور نہ ہی وہ سنتے کان رہے۔ طارق عزیز صاحب اس دنیا سے رخصت ہوگئے ( إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ )- میری ایک اور بچپن کی یاد مجھ سے جدا ہوگئی۔ طارق عزیز صاحب ہر فن مولا تھے ۔ آپ ایک باصلاحیت اداکار، صداکار کار اور جو مقام آپ نے کمپیرنگ میں حاصل کیا، آنے والے وقتوں ہیں شاید ہی کوئی یہ مقام حاصل کر پائے ۔ الہ تعالی آپ کے گھر والوں کو صبر جمیل اور آپ کو جنت میں اعلی مقام عطا فرمائے , آمین۔ 🙏 طارق عزیز صاحب، آپ کی باتیں ، آپ کے اشعار اور نیلام گھر پروگرام کے اختتام پے آپ کا “پاکستان زندہ باد” کہنا ہماری یادوں میں ہمیشہ زندہ رہے گا۔. . . . Another day, when I woke up to the news of someone’s passing away. Tariq Aziz Sahib passed away today. Another icon gone. The first host to introduce the format of quiz show with fun and games. Have fond childhood memories watching Neelam Ghar with my parents. Can never forget his famous line, “Suntey Kanon Aur Dekhti Aankhon ko Tariq Aziz ka Salaam”. His ability to quote a couplet with almost every sentence was unmatchable. May Allah grant you Jannah tul Firdous, Tariq Aziz Sahib. Aameen🙏
“We need to cherish our seniors and celebrate them while they are still around us,” Adnan had said, “and from now on, I hope to honor our living legends however I can.”
While Adnan Siddiqui can not reveal much about his composition, he is busy shooting the video with the ace singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The composition of this Dua will show us a different and emotional side of the multi-talented actor.
Stay tuned to Baaghi TV for more updates!