Published On: Tue, Jul 5th, 2016

Can’t replace SRK in Bollywood: Adnan Siddiqui



Pakistan’s veteran actor Adnan Siddiqui’s drama serials have made him famous not only in Pakistan but India also. The star, though, stays very obvious regarding the roles that he does not want to accept there, regardless of the offers he is got from Bollywood. The 46 year old actor stated in an interview that “I am at that age where I cannot replace actors like Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan,” he continued by saying that “They are great actors and 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.”

Auspiciously, Siddiqui has one more plan to make his spot in Bollywood. He told that “I want to adopt the formula that Irfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, KK Menon and Manoj Bajpayee have taken up,” he further stated that “I want to fit in that kind of role. I want to prove my metal in that area.”


The stuff of Pakistani television shows has amused Indian viewers for a long time and Siddiqui – who was witnessed in booming serials such as Meray Qatil Meray DildarKaisi Ye Qayamat, Ru Baru and Ruswaiyaan – is thankful for the feedback. He told that “It’s a great feeling altogether when you see your work being appreciated. The grass is always greener on the other side and we have also loved the shows in India,” he added “I feel that my contemporaries and I want to produce shows the same way and deliver good content.”

Siddiqui is of the view that the cultures in both countries Pakistan and India are much same. He further added “We both have the same kind of culture. What is the difference between the two countries? I think is just a P and I,” he added that People ask me regarding Pakistani shows and I notify them we only have diverse ways of doing it. It is only regarding the mind and thought.”


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.