'Sometimes you lose control over words': Pak TV show host apologises for insensitive remarks on Sridevi, Irrfan Khan's demise
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Pakistani television personality Aamir Liaquat Hussain has apologised for his inconsiderate and derogatory remarks he made on his show ‘Jeewey Pakistan’ on the deaths of legendary Bollywood actors Sridevi and Irrfan Khan.
Speaking to Adnan Siddiqui in the show, who has worked with Sridevi and Irrfan Khan, Hussain made an inhumane remark. Starting the conversation with Adnan, Liaquat said that Bollywood actresses Rani Mukherjee and Bipasha Basu owe their lives to him.
“You worked in ‘Mom’ and Sridevi died, you worked with Irrfan Khan as well and he passed away. You were offered roles in ‘Mardaani 2’ and ‘Jism 2' but you declined, so the actors of that movie owe their life to you,” Liaquat told Adnan.
I am sorry— Aamir Liaquat Husain (@AamirLiaquat) May 2, 2020
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Post the remark Adnan seemed uncomfortable as he could realise the audacity of his inappropriate remark.
Adnan had worked with Irrfan Khan in 2007 in 'A Mighty Heart'. Angelina Jolie was also a part of that movie. Post the show, Aamir got a lot of criticism for such corrosive remarks and finally, he had to apologise.
Aamir Liaquat took to twitter to post a video of him apologising. In the video, he said, "Sometimes you lose control over your words. what happens in a live show. At the time it didn't seem like a big issue but when I later thought about I realized that was not appropriate. So I'm really sorry. Keeping humanity in mind, this should not have been said. I made a mistake."
Later even Adnan made an official statement of twitter, regretting his tolerance for such remarks. The statement said, "So I don't know how to explain what I'm feeling right now or what to say. But this needs to go out. I was invited to the live chat show 'Jeewey Pakistan' yesterday when this unfortunate incident happened. The anchor Amir Liaquat Sahab joked about something extremely sensitive. Not only were they both close to me but also as a human it was wrong on so many levels. I cannot even call it hitting below the belt."
"It was an extremely callous act to joke about the deceased. This is in very bad taste, not only does it show him and me but also the entire country in a bad light. I want to apologize to the families of Sridevi Sahiba and Irrfan Khan Sahab, their loved ones and fans. If you see my body language I was extremely uncomfortable with what he said but I didn't want to stoop to that level. I regret being on the show. I've learned my lesson and I promise I will not tolerate such an act in the future. I was hoping this bit wouldn't become public but unfortunately, it has. I'm sorry. Thank you," he added.
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