'I owe it all to TV': Adnan Siddiqui grateful for small screen projects, be it Uroosa or Meray Paas Tum Ho

'I owe it all to TV': Adnan Siddiqui grateful for small screen projects, be it Uroosa or Meray Paas Tum Ho

The actor pays tribute to the medium of TV on World Television Day, says he'll always choose it over film.
22 Nov, 2021

As part of the generation who got hooked to the infamous Meray Paas Tum Ho, you probably know Adnan Siddiqui as a businessman named Shehwaar who lures housewife Mehwish into his clutches. But if you have been following him since the beginning of his career, you’ll know Adnan Siddiqui has been a star since his first drama in 1992 called Uroosa where he impressed us all with his remarkable performance.

Best known for his suave personality on the small screen, the 52-year-old recently tweeted about his acting experience on World Television Day. “From Uroosa to Meray Paas Tum Ho, it’s been one ride. Given a choice, I’ll always choose the small screen over its big brother, I owe it all to TV.”

Siddiqui has also starred in multiple hit series such as Sammi, Pakeeza, Meray Qatil Meray Dildar and Parsa. He was also seen on the big screen internationally in films like Mom and A Mighty Heart. Locally he also acted in Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Yalghaar and Behadd.

A fan recommended the Ye Dil Mera actor choose his scripts wisely. He believes the actor’s latest dramas don’t hold a candle to his earlier works.

Siddiqui also took the hashtag to Instagram and shared a detailed post appreciating the memories he got to make with his co-stars decades ago. “Transitioning from modeling to acting, the world of small screen welcomed me with open arms rare for a greenhorn. That was the time of PTV. Only one channel to choose from, it meant top-notch quality: actors, writers, directors and screenplays.

“70s and 80s weren’t as technologically advanced and what the industry lacked here, it more than made up in the premium quality dramas it churned out. Television was informative, educative and entertaining – all rolled into one. Three decades of being wedded to the small screen, I won’t have it any other way. It made me who I am,” he wrote.

Some admirers in the comment section appreciated Siddiqui for evolving as an actor but still maintaining his youthful charm. The other half shared their experiences of watching Uroosa with family while they were very young.

One of its kind, Uroosa truly impressed everybody around the world but on a serious note will we ever get such high quality shows ever again?

World Television Day was celebrated on November 21 and while we love that Siddiqui paid tribute to the medium, we can’t help but wish our TV dramas had maintained the standard of yesteryear.

Lately each drama follows cliché storylines making each episode predictable with typical love triangles, saas-bahu drama and the usual happily ever after ending. We hope our small screen scriptwriters take a note from the dramas of the past be it Dhoop Kinarey, Tanhaiyan, Ainak Wala Jin or Alpha Bravo Charlie in order to offer viewers something new.


M. Saeed Nov 22, 2021 06:29pm
"......will we ever get such high quality shows ever again?" Not till we get rid of elongation of a 4 or 5 natural episodes into a 50 Plus episodes, for tons of money making with life consuming commercials, longer in combined length, than the elongated beyond reasoning episodes of the drama itself.
NYS Nov 22, 2021 10:33pm
Happy world Television Day Adnan remarked by his now and past
Ahmad Nov 22, 2021 11:31pm
He is never been a good actor same like Humayun Saeed but as person, he is a good man by nature. Currently lots of TV and Films actors and actresses on TVs, their acting almost nothing just (0) only.
nk Nov 24, 2021 08:41pm
Look at that top picture and you can recall many memories of PTV at my age of 60.