Aamir Liaquat's joke about Sri Devi and Irrfan was an extremely callous act, says Adnan Siddiqui

Updated 03 May, 2020 07:31am

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The actor shared how he felt about "this unfortunate incident," after which the host issued an apology

Adnan Siddiqui is calling out Aamir Liaquat for his extremely insensitive comments regarding Sri Devi and Irrfan.

The actor appeared on Liaquat's show Jeewey Pakistan where the host decided to joke about the actor's relationship with the two deceased icons... and basically implied he was the connection behind their deaths.

The joke was in poor taste and one can see how disturbed Siddiqui feels upon the remarks as the actor maintains his cool throughout. Kudos to him for trying to keep cool in such an uncomfortable moment.

Siddiqui later took to social media to release his statement where he shared how he felt about "this unfortunate incident."

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Said Siddiqui, "The anchor Aamir 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 lrrfan 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 stoop to that level," he added.

He ended his note saying, "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."

Aamir Liaquat has also since then issued an apology.

According to the host, "Sometimes you lose control over your words. That happens in a live show. At the time it didn't seem like a big issue but when I later thought about I realised that was not appropriate. So I'm really sorry. Keeping humanity in mind, this should not have been said. I made a mistake."