Veteran actor Adnan Siddiqui has shared on his Instagram handle today that he always wanted to do the roles offered to Humayun Saeed.
While recalling the time when both the actors worked together in the drama serial Wilco, Adnan wanted to play Humayun’s role, where he was an adjutant.
Taking to Instagram, the Mere Pass Tum Ho actor shared,
“We were young, handsome (aren’t doing bad for our age even now!) and setting out as actors when WilCo happened. As the name, which means Will Comply, suggests, the drama revolved around the army with Humayun and I playing young officers.”
“Despite being close friends, sometimes the actor in you turns envious of a role your friend is doing and I am no exception. I have wished to dig my teeth into some of Humayun’s characters and WilCo was one of them where he was an adjutant. It didn’t matter that I played a major or that I too got to wear the uniform proudly. I was fixated on performing Humayun’s role. And he knew this way too well. So what does one do when friends are involved and the green-eyed devil takes over? You let fate intervene which in this case, did quite smartly. While shooting for a scene, Humayun fell off a horse and that’s when I decided to let go off the adjutant and stick to the Major.”
Siddiqui concluded by writing,
“A good role is good enough only till it doesn’t break your bones! :)”
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Wilco was produced by the ISPR alongside 7th Sky entertainment. It was directed by Ahsan Talish and written by Mohammed Ahmed.
The cast consisted of some big names; Humayun Saeed, Adnan Siddiqui, Ahsan Talish, Laila Zuberi, Ainne, Amna Sheikh, Beenish Chauhan, Imran Abbas, Zainab Qayyum.
The storyline is deep and there are many sidetracks beautifully woven in. It showed how the army not only defends Pakistan against enemies but also rushes to help during natural disasters.