Popular actor and Jeeto Pakistan’s Lahore team captain, Adnan Siddiqui, recently came under fire 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 right reasons.
Being rivals on live television called for a tug of words, but some moral lines seemed to have blurred for the Meray Paas Tum Ho actor, according to 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 game show’s stage, Siddiqui was already on it. 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 hear anything.” After this they both laughed and Ahmed picked up his mic saying, “You don’t have to say anything.”
But Siddiqui still added, “Sarfaraz I still want to apologise to you, your fans, your friends and family members. I can swear on anything, it was not my intention to say anything that would hurt your sentiments or your fans.”