Dr. Aamir Liaqat Hussain has publically said sorry for making insensitive comments regarding the death of Bollywood stars Sridevi and Irrfan Khan during a live Ramadan show.
Popular host Aamir Liaqat has apologized on Twitter from anyone he might have hurt with his remarks.
Artist Adnan Siddiqui was invited as a guest on the live Ramadan transmission when Aamir Liaqat said that Bollywood celebrities who have worked with Adnan have passed away. He mentioned the names of Sridevi and Irrfan Khan.
I am sorry
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— Aamir Liaquat Husain (@AamirLiaquat) May 2, 2020
He said, “On the show yesterday, I had a slip of tongue where I lost control of over the flow of my words. Such gaffes can happen in a live transmission and I regret saying what I said,
He continued, “When I said those words, they didn’t seem like a big deal to me but now that I have thought about it I realize that I shouldn’t have said that. I am sorry for this mistake on my part.”
He added, “Artists from across the border are very dear and respectable to us. I also praised them in the next segment of the show but that didn’t go viral. However, I sincerely apologize for the pain I might have caused to fans and followers around the world.”
Adnan Siddique shared his stance
Adnan Siddiqui had also shared his opinion regarding Aamir’s comments before Aamir’s apology.
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) May 1, 2020
He said, “The anchor Aamir 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,” Siddiqui shared. “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.”