Pakistan showbiz industry senior and legend actor Adnan Siddiqui has advised Indians to increase their tolerance level.
Baaghi TV: Actor Adnan Siddiqui recently attended actress Meera Sethi’s online show where he raised his voice against the ban imposed on Pakistani artists by Indians and said that Indians should increase their tolerance level.
Host Meera Sethi asked Adnan Siddiqui why is it that after the age of 30, actresses in Pakistan are given the roles of sister-in-law or mother-in-law instead of the main characters, while this is not the case with male actors. They are heroes even in old age. Even you are still coming in the main role.
In response to this question, Adnan Siddiqui jokingly said, “I call myself a vampire.”
Later, Adnan Siddiqui said that this tragedy is only in the subcontinent. If you look at Hollywood or the Iranian film industry, it doesn’t happen there. But in Pakistan and India, after a certain age, heroine is made “Baaji”. This is very wrong and I don’t think it should be this way.
During the interview, Adnan Siddiqui told about his experience of working with Sri Devi in Bollywood. He said that he was first introduced to Sri Devi by her husband Bonnie kapoor, on the set of the movie ‘Mooum‘. He used to call his wife ‘Ma’am’, perhaps in honor and he had said to Sri Devi, “Ma’am, this is Adnan Siddiqui. Sri Devi met me very warmly.”
Talking about the ban on Pakistani artists working in Bollywood, Adnan Siddiqui said that there was a time when Indian artists used to come to Pakistan. There used to be a cultural exchange program between India and Pakistan but now Pakistanis are banned by Indians. I don’t think it should have happened because politics and the arts are two different things.
Adnan Siddiqui said that if we talk about tolerance then the level of tolerance among us Pakistanis is higher than that of Indians. Because the ban was imposed by them and not by us. Even if the artists of both the countries talk on video call, it was also banned by the Indians.
Sending a message to the Indians, Adnan Siddiqui said, “Indians, raise your tolerance level a little.”
Adnan Siddiqui further said that if he would make a film in the future, it would be a film like James Bond or Imran series in which he would like to play the role of an agent himself as he loves adventure films.