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'At this age, I can’t replace Shah Rukh in Bollywood', says Adnan Siddiqui

'At this age, I can’t replace Shah Rukh in Bollywood', says Adnan Siddiqui

The 46-year-old actor would rather follow the lead of actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui
04 Jul, 2016

Adnan Siddiqui's become popular in India for his dramas like Mere Qatil Mere Dildaar, Kaisi Ye Qayamat, Ru Baru and Ruswaiyaan. But how does he plan to make his mark as a film actor, we wonder.

According to the Hindustan Times, the 46 year old actor says, “I am in that age where I cannot replace actors like Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan. They are great actors and are really famous in Pakistan. If I want to come in that league, I will be kicked out so badly that I won’t be able to see myself. I want to adopt the formula in India what Irrfan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, KK Menon and Manoj Bajpayee have taken up. I want to fit in that kind of role. I want to prove my metal in that area,”

Siddiqui appreciates the love he gets from his Indian audience. According to him, “It’s a great feeling all together when you see your work being appreciated. The grass is always greener on the other side and we also have loved the shows in India. I feel that my contemporaries and I want to produce the shows the same way and give good content,”

In fact, Siddiqui is keen to pursue more Pak-India collaborations, as he feels the two countries are very similar. “We both have the same kind of culture. I hardly see any difference. What is the difference in two countries? I think it is just P and I. I cannot help but think that once they were the same country. There is not much cultural change. People do ask me about Pakistani shows and I tell them that they have two ways of doing it and we have different way of doing it. It is just about the mind and thought.”

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Singh Jul 04, 2016 04:48pm
It's not in your capacity to even touch the shadows of SHAHRUKH KHAN.
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Habib Jul 04, 2016 05:06pm
Adnan Siddiqui is wonderful actor I am confident he will be successful director if he aim for it
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SD Jul 04, 2016 05:18pm
Who is he ?
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khalid Jul 04, 2016 06:02pm
Adnan siddique is FAR better actor than shah rukh khan. Most Indian actors (and shah rukh khan is no exception to this) tend to overact. They come across looking really fake and always trying too hard. Many Pakistani actors in drama serials come across far more natural compared to Indian actors. Why Indians act the way they do in their movies its so fake and pretentious.. I would watch most of Adnan Siddique's drama serial over any Shah Rukh Khan movie.
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Neighbour Jul 04, 2016 06:04pm
After reading few lines, where he compares himself with others few he can match, few he can't I lost interest in reading further. If you want to be something be yourself. None of the names you have taken has tried to be someone else.
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SaeedS Jul 04, 2016 06:04pm
@Singh - I have to agree with you here. ADNAN is a very versatile actor.
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TRUTHLOVER FM MUMBAI Jul 04, 2016 06:07pm
@Singh Adnaj Siddique did not claim to replace Shahrukh Khan. Infact he is very honest about his views.
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PakistanFirst Jul 04, 2016 06:10pm
One of finest actors of this era in Pakistan entertainment industry.
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Ali Jul 04, 2016 06:24pm
You never were nor ever will be at an "age" where you can even come close let alone replace the likes of Shahrukh and Salman Khan
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zia Jul 04, 2016 06:33pm
LOL. Man, at no age you could have replaced ShahRukh. Come to senses please, you are only 46 years old and lost all your senses. You are far far far far.....faaaaar away from any of the actors you have named. You become popular in Pakistan because you were forced upon people as you had connections. Seriously, did it ever occur to you that you could come on screen only because of your talent when 100s of 1000s even in Pakistan could act better but they don't have connections. Live in the circle where yo are and be happy about it. Actors like Ali Zafar and Fawad have problems in getting real hero roles let alone replace any one at the top and you could think of it??
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rizwan Jul 04, 2016 07:21pm
Singh, Shahukh Khan is an Indian midget whom the crazy indian public dotes on!
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Harthik Jul 04, 2016 07:23pm
Are you serious dude ???
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Ahsan Gul Jul 04, 2016 08:09pm
You're a good actor and good human. Each person is unique. You're special in your way so why do you want to compare with those actors?
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Sohail Jul 04, 2016 08:42pm
@Singh We all are great fan of Shahrukh Khan but Mr. Singh, Adnan Siddiqui is just being modest here. He is among the best actors i have ever seen.
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jssidhoo Jul 04, 2016 09:41pm
No humor in any of the roles that i have seen him
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Parminder Sadeora Jul 04, 2016 10:05pm
It seems humility and being realist, attitude does not impress anybody. It even offends some. Pretty unexpectable response for calling spade a spade.
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Khanzada Jul 04, 2016 11:47pm
Only Amir Liaquat can replace Shahrukh Khan!
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Ed Jul 05, 2016 02:15am
@Singh Yeah thats why the guy has worked in Hollywood alongside Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and SRK is still waiting for his turn.
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usher Jul 05, 2016 03:01am
@zia any personal issues with AS??
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Omrna Jul 05, 2016 04:52am
If you don't know the Cultural change between India and Pakistan then you are naive
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Omrna Jul 05, 2016 04:54am
@SaeedS Read again what Singh is saying, ??
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Truth Jul 05, 2016 06:03am
Adnan Sadique you maybe a good decent actor but you will never suit a heroz role even if you started early in your career. Not even a match for most bollywood actors. Yes their are many Pakistani actors which could take Sharukh Khan but their is one actor particular which can take any actor by storm. Hes called Shaan. Unfortunately Pakistani film industries couldnt achieve quality films like todays day and age. I call it a waste of talent. If Shaan was in Bollywood he would of been one of the best action heroes. Now im happy the way Pakistani movies are made but its making less movies.
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AL Jul 05, 2016 06:32am
No-one can replace the GREAT SHAHRUKH KHAN!!! it is like saying you can replace the great MOHAMED ALI or the great PELE that is PHYSICALLY impossible..... so quit fay dreaming you dreamers
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B. Sridhar Jul 05, 2016 08:35am
I too have given up the hope of succeeding Mother Teresa mainly because she was a woman and I am a man. What a pity!
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aamir Jul 05, 2016 08:53am
Even Ali Zafar and Fawad Khan are more famous than you.....come out of dream world and compare your self with your level..
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Truth is bitter Jul 05, 2016 09:32am
Being an Indian I haven't seen your movie yet!! But I am sure you will be better actor than SRK. Even a 3rd category actor of Pakistan would be acting better than SRK. Don't try to be SRK. Try to be like Amitabh Bachchan who is a role model for Indians!!
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Pradeep D'Silva Jul 05, 2016 09:57am
Far superior actor! Very natural & humble indeed. Kind of remind me of Sunil Dutt, doesn't he?
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Sami Jul 05, 2016 10:04am
Before reading this article I even don't know him...I think this article is about adnan sami...sorry for this
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Adnan Jul 05, 2016 11:05am
Be genuine in your capacity you have a lot of space to be a leading ICON.
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zaf Jul 05, 2016 11:42am
Is SHAHRUKH an actors? heard about irrfan khan, nawaz. does he khow ABC of acting?
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saeed Jul 05, 2016 11:56am
Why on earth does he wants to be compared with some one else
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Afzal Jul 05, 2016 01:07pm
@khalid Working in TV serials undoubtedly requires much superior talent given the fact that close up expressions are not as easy as those in films. Ad nan S is not one of my favourites but I think he is way better than the actors he says he would liked to be matched. His statement above shows how courteous a man he is.
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Afzal Jul 05, 2016 01:22pm
@Singh Can not work out your reasons to not consider Adnan even a shadow of SRK. You certainly should be thankful to SRK for his contributions to the Indian cinema. How ever based on real talent one can not dismiss AS so easily. Just try to compare AD smiling style with that of SRK ...the sound part of SRK' smile looks so odd and fake that I sometimes wonder how he has managed to rule B'Wood with that too obvious a lousy smile. Perhaps he knows his audience do not observe him with finer depth and are happy to accept him for what ever he is able to offer.
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Bobb Mack Jul 05, 2016 02:08pm
@zia Whether or not Adnan Siddigui compares well with the Indian actors may be a matter of opinion but you have left no effort spared in slamming harsh words on him when in fact he is a very talented actor in his own right. I do not know how old are you but your comment on him lacks maturity and insight. Have you ever been admired for any thing in your life? Have good day!
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Bobb Mack Jul 05, 2016 02:09pm
@rizwan Hahahaha...could not agree more! Bless you.
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IAB Jul 05, 2016 02:21pm
Let us not draw comparisons but appreciate every actor's input in entertaining us. The more good and great actors we have , the better the variety.
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Israr Jul 05, 2016 02:23pm
@Truth is bitter How come you forgot Dillip Kumar who in my opinion was in his active years many levels above Amitab. Amitab too is one of the best B'wood actors but wake up and think again.
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Ratheesh Jul 05, 2016 02:29pm
who is this?
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Kashif Sultan Jul 05, 2016 03:05pm
@Khanzada Sahir Ladhi as wel
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gp65 Jul 05, 2016 11:16pm
So first of all, he said he CANNOT get to the same position as Akshay, SRK, Salman. SO quit dumping on him by saying he cannot match them. Those saying that working on TV is more difficult than movies - if that were so, moving from TV to movies would be a cake walk. But at least on Indian side SRK, Vidya Balan and Sushant Singh Rajput are the only ones who have done that. Those making grandiose statements about how much superior Pakistani actors are compared to Indian ones - well good for you. Why is it though that any Pakistani actor who has worked in India is always full of praise for professionalism on Indian side? Why do so many of your ads have Indian actors in it? Why are so many of your ads shot in India? Welcome Adnan and best of luck.
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Ahmad Jul 06, 2016 02:14am
@Ali are you serious? do you really consider Salman Khan an actor? Adnan Siddiqi is a much better actor than Salman Khan and Shahrukh for that matter.
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Salman Jul 06, 2016 09:58am
The title of the article is a bit unfair, and makes Adnan sound a little delusional. His actual assessment was closer to reality.
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khanna Jul 07, 2016 05:15pm
at any age he cant replace our king khan...pakistan actors are so overconfident
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