"I hope you will accept my apology and forgive me.”
Pakistani television host Aamir Liaquat has publically apologised for making insensitive comments about the late Bollywood actor Irffan Khan’s and actress Sridevi’s demises.
Liaquat invited actor Adnan Siddiqui onto his show, Jeevay Pakistan.
During his interaction with the actor, Liaquat made inappropriate ‘jokes’ about the deaths of the two respective Bollywood stars, who both worked with Siddiqui.
Liaquat told Siddiqui that he has saved the lives of two Bollywood stars Rani Mukherji and Bipasha Basu. He said:
“Because of you two people’s lives got saved. You saved Rani Mukherji’s and Bipasha Basu’s life. Ask me how you saved their lives?” to which Adnan Siddiqui replied saying, “I have no idea.”
“You worked in the movie Mom (2017) and after that Sridevi died. You worked with Irrfan Khan, he died as well.”
Siddiqui, who was visibly uncomfortable interrupted saying, “No, I am really sad about their deaths.”
However, Aamir Liaquat continued to make fun of how Siddiqui has saved Rani’s and Bipasha’s lives because he has not worked with them. He said:
“Now you got an offer in Mardaani 2 (2019) and Jism 2 (2012) which you rejected and you saved the lives of Rani Mukherji and Bipasha Basu.
“Whoever you work with in Bollywood they die.”
Siddiqui condemned his insensitive remarks saying:
“You are talking about this as if it is a joke but it is not. For me, they were both dear people and Irrfan Khan passed away recently.”
Now, Aamir Liaquat has apologised to the families of Irrfan Khan and Sridevi for his insensitive remarks.
Speaking in a video on Instagram, he said:
“In yesterday’s (May 1, 2020) show, I couldn’t control my words it happened during live shows. I didn’t focus at that time but later I realised my mistakes.
“So, I am really sorry and keeping humanity in mind I should not have said this.”
Aamir Liaquat further added that despite his comments, he went on to praise the late stars. He said:
“These artists are respectable and we respect them. In the next part, I even praised them but it is obvious why that clip is not on social media.”
He continued to add:
“I am extremely sorry and the person who apologised give them some space and forgive them.
“This is my country, my people and if my people are hurt then I apologise. I hope you will accept my apology and forgive me.”