Adnan Siddiqui shed light on the context behind his controversial statement of drama Meray Paas Tum Ho, "Do takke ki larki," emphasizing that the remark was specifically directed at Mehwish's character played by Ayeza Khan, and not intended as a generalization about women.
In a recent podcast Excuse Me hosted by Ahmed Ali Butt, the Mom actor clarified the statement, “I asked Qamar about the dialogue, and he clarified that larki was used to refer to a single person, not woman in general.”
The Yeh Dil Mera actor explored the intricacies of the characters, articulating the complexities involved, "Both Mehwish and Shahwar bear equal blame. Danish, deeply in love with Mehwish, sacrificed much for her happiness. When he discovered his wife's betrayal, his rage led to that dialogue."
He explained, "In his (Danish’s) fury, he couldn't resort to vile invectives or swear words. He was a man of culture; he uttered what he did. It was directed solely at Mehwish, not intended to offend women in general. It's crucial to understand the context within the storyline."
Siddiqui,54, emphasized the need for viewers to avoid merging the character's behaviour with real-world impressions, highlighting the significance of discerning between fiction and reality.
The Dum Mastum actor added, "People should refrain from generalising; these words were specific to the characters. The characters in a storyline are not reflective of everyone."
Siddiqui also mentioned the idea that people, in moments of heightened emotions, may respond impulsively, "People are humans; they're capable of anything in certain situations. Let's focus on the story; these words were confined to Mehwish and her actions."
Meray Paas Tum Ho is a 2019 Pakistani romantic drama series, that ignited controversy with due to the abovementioned dialogue.
The drama was directed by Nadeem Baig and written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, and it starred Humayun Saeed, Ayeza Khan and Adnan Siddiqui.