Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui apologizes to families of Irrfan Khan, Sridevi over Amir Liaquat’s joke
Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui on Saturday apologized to families of Indian actors Sri Devi and Irrfan Khan for insensitive remarks made by the host of a show where he was invited as a guest.
The incident happened just two days after Irrfan Khan died of cancer.
Adnan who also appeared in a couple of Bollywood movies took to Instagram to explain his position.
Here is what he said:
So I don’t know how to explain what I’m feeling right now or what to say. But this needs to go out-I was invited on the live chat show ‘Jeewey Pakistan’ yesterday when this unfortunate incident happened. The anchor Amir 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:
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 apologise to the families of Sridevi Sahiba and ‘Irrfan Khan Sahab and their loved ones. If you see my body language I was extremely uncomfortable with what he said but I didn’t want to stoop to that level. I regret 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.