Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui was in India earlier this month to shoot for his Bollywood debut that also stars Sridevi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Completely bowled over by the performances of his co-stars, Adnan can’t stop praising them. “I had a great time working with Sri Ma’am. She didn’t let anyone feel any pressure on the sets,” says the Pakistani actor, adding that her dignity and grace won him over. He feels that the Bollywood actor has a strong head on her shoulder, and is humble and wonderful.
The 46-year-old actor rues the fact that he didn’t have any scenes with Nawaz in the film. He says, “Is baat ka rona hai (It’s the only regret) that I didn’t get to share screen space with Nawaz. But I am glad that we have become good friends. We bonded well. Now I wait for the day to share screen space with him.”
Siddiqui was also seen in Angelina Jolie-starrer A Mighty Heart
Several Pakistani actors, including Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan and Marwa Hocane, have made their way into Bollywood in the recent past. Adnan feels this exchange of talent will lead to better things. “Actors, painters and art don’t have boundaries. All of us (Pakistani actors) working in Bollywood are ambassadors of Pakistan. We would love to see Indian actors working in Pakistan too. In fact, the trend has already started with Om Puri, Nandita Das and Naseeruddin Shah having worked in Pakistani films. Shuruwat aap ne ki, aur achhi ki (you guys started the trend, and it has been a good one). And we won’t back off,” he adds.