Adnan Siddiqui regrets being on Aamir Liaquat show
TV personality Aamir Liaquat Hussain has made an insensitive comment about the death of popular Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan.
During a television programme, Liaquat, while speaking to Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui, commented on the Indian actor’s death in a way that made Siddiqui uncomfortable.
Highlighting the career of the Pakistani actor, he said, “You worked in Mom and Sri Devi died, you worked with Irrfan Khan as well and he passed away.”
“You were offered roles in Mardaani 2 and Jism 2 but you declined, so the actors of that movie owe their life to you,” he continued.
Siddiqui, who was taken aback by Liaquat’s comment merely said that it was not something to joke about.
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 at the live chat show ‘Jeewey Pakistan’ yesterday when this unfortunate incident happened.
He continued, “The anchor Amir Liaquat joked about something extremely sensitive. Not only were they both close to me but as a human it was wrong on so many levels. I cannot even call it ‘hitting below the belt’.
Adnan further adds, “It was 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.”
The ‘Mere Pass Tum Ho’ actor concluded the note saying: “I want to apologise to the families of Sridevi Sahaba and Irrfan Khan Sahab, their loved ones and fans. If you see my body language I was extremely uncomfortable with what he said but I didn’t want to stop at that level. I regret being on the show. I’ve learnt my lesson and I promise I will not tolerate such act in future. I was hoping this bit wouldn’t become public but unfortunately it has. I’m sorry. Thank You.”
Dr Aamir Liaquat apologises
During a live Ramazan transmission, Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain apologised for making derogatory remarks about the deaths of Bollywood stars Sridevi and Irrfan Khan.
The TV personality took to Twitter and uploaded a video in which he apologise from everyone for his comments.
“On the show yesterday, I had a slip of tongue where I lost control of over the flow of my words. Such gaffes can happen in a live transmission and I regret saying what I said,” Hussain shared.
He further adds, “When I said those words, they didn’t seem like a big deal to me but now that I have thought about it I realise that I shouldn’t have said that. I am sorry for this mistake on my part.”
I am sorry— Aamir Liaquat Husain (@AamirLiaquat) May 2, 2020
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He concluded saying, “Artists from across the border are very dear and respectable to us. I also praised them in the next segment of the show but that didn’t go viral. However, I sincerely apologise for the pain I might have caused to fans and followers around the world.”