Mere Paas Tum Ho is Just a Drama: Adnan Siddiqui
The veteran actor requests his fans to understand the difference between fiction and reality
Veteran actor Adnan Siddiqui requests all his fans and the viewers of drama serial Mere Paas Tum Ho, to direct their criticism towards the characters of Mehwish, Danish and Shehwar not the actors playing these roles. These characters are being portrayed by Ayeza Khan, Humayoun Saeed and Adnan Siddiqui respectively.
Speaking exclusively to Masala! Adnan Siddiqui responds to the disapproval of the story of Mere Paas Tum Ho from some quarters and stresses on the need to understand the issue being discussed in the play and don’t curse the actors, director and writer.
Talking about the popularity of his character Shehwar, a shrewd and egoistic antagonist, Ghughi star gave all the credit to the writer of MPTH, Khalil ur Rehman Qamar and Nadeem Baig, the director. He further praised Humayun Saeed, who very big heartedly left this role for him and opt for the modest and submissive one.
Answering to the admiration his role gets from the audience, The Mighty Heart actor said, “Before going on air, I thought that the character of Shehwar would get all the bashing from public, but it is strange that they are disapproving Mehwish and accusing Danish.”
Replying to what he found so enticing and interesting in the character of Shehwar, Adnan said that he thought himself lucky that he got the amazing story by Kkalil Saheb, specially the dialogues which his character has to deliver.
“I think these beautiful lines have made my character a bit different and unique”.
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Adnan also has announced a film recently Dum Mastum for next year. The interesting fact about the film is that he is just venturing as producer but not as actor in it.
Explaining the reason, he said that every actor should know his or her strength and suitability for any particular role and further elaborated that the lead role of Dum Mastum is of a young boy from the walled city of Lahore which definitely would not suit on the man of his age.
He has cast Amar Khan and Imran Ashraf in lead roles, both are already famous drama stars for Belapur ki Dayan, and Ranjha Ranjah Kerdi but debuting in a film. Khan has also the writer of the film.
Talking about taking the risk of casting two new comers in his first production, Adnan gave examples of Bollywood super hit ‘Qamyamat Se Qayamat Tak’, which had two new faces, Amir Khan and Juhi Chawal while Lollywood success ‘Bulandi’ that introduced Shan and Reema.
“All four of them became stars overnight after their first release, so yes there is a risk but someone has to take it. We already have a very small industry and I think I am trying to expend it a little bit by introducing these two talented actors.”
He further said that he had trust on both of his leads as they are educated and intelligent enough to cope up with their roles, and coincidentally both are Punjabi, which would really helped them to relate to and do justice to their characters in the film.
Talking about casting social media star Momin Saqib, the actor/producer said that Momin had great witty comic timings, which would definitely pull the character he had been casted in.
Adnan was adamant to take challenge to produce a film in these bleak days of cinema. He has Akhtar Hasnain from Cereal Entertainment and Mansoor Karim as his co-partners on the production.
“We hope to put our maximum efforts for the product. Mansoor Karim is specialist in advertising and marketing and Akhter Hasnain is an expert of operations and me as an actor will handle the cast and direction. I think this combination as a team will work in Dum Mastam and results would be fruitful.”