WEB DESK: Famed by the drama industry in Pakistan, actor Adnan Siddiqui is also well known across the border. In a recent interview done by Hindustan Times, the actor opened up about what roles he did not wish to play.
“I am in that age where I cannot replace actors like Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan. They are great actors and are 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. I want to adopt the formula in India what Irrfan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, KK Menon and Manoj Bajpayee have taken up” said Siddiqui.
“I want to fit in that kind of role. I want to prove my metal in that area,” says the 46-year-old actor, who has been part of successful Pakistani shows such as Mere Qatil Mere Dildaar, Kaisi Ye Qayamat, Ru Baru and Ruswaiyaan.
Pakistani Drama Industry is now well received in India and the actor could not be more proud. “It’s a great feeling all together when you see your work being appreciated. The grass is always green on the other side and we also have loved the shows in India. I feel that my contemporaries and I want to produce the shows the same way and give good content,” he says.
Adnan also said that he believed that the neighboring countries are not that different and the culture is somewhat very similar, “We both have same kind of culture. I hardly see any difference. What is the difference in two countries? I think it is just P and I. I cannot help but think that once they were the same country.
“There is not much cultural change. People do ask me about Pakistani shows and I tell them that they have two ways of doing it and we have different way of doing it. It is just about the mind and thought,” he says.