Adnan Siddiqui apologises to Sarfaraz Ahmed, fans for 'insensitive remarks'
Popular actor and Jeeto Pakistan’s Lahore team captain, Adnan Siddiqui, recently came under attack for ‘mocking’ Sarfaraz Ahmed’s speech impairment during the show.
On Friday, after severe backlash on social media, particularly Twitter, the actor apologised to former Pakistan cricket team skipper and fans.
In the earlier episode, Siddiqui and Ahmed exchanged jibes that attracted much attention, but not entirely for the proper reasons.
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Being rivals on live television involved a tug of words, but some moral lines appeared to have blurred for the Meray Paas Tum Ho actor, consistent with Ahmed’s fans.
People compared the celebrity with Aamir Liaquat, who Siddiqui himself had called out earlier for his ‘crass’ and ‘insensitive’ sense of humour.
However, yesterday when Ahmed entered the sport show’s stage, Siddiqui was already thereon . He instantly said “Can I say something,” to which the show’s host, Fahad Mustafa responded, “First you Ask him (Ahmed) if he wants to listen to anything.” After this they both laughed and Ahmed picked up his mic saying, “You don’t need to say anything.”
Adamant on apologising, Siddiqui retorted, “Just tell me which camera is on behalf of me and that i will.” to the present , Mustafa intervened saying, “You are mine and Sarfaraz’s senior, so albeit you slap us live, we’ll not mind it in the least . We apologise to you that folks talked that way about you.”
But Siddiqui still added, “Sarfaraz I still want to apologise to you, your fans, your friends and relations . I can swear on anything, it had been not my intention to mention anything that might hurt your sentiments or your fans.”
Following his apology both Ahmed and Mustafa told him it’s all good and no apologies were required to start with.
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