Pak actor Adnan Siddiqui calls ‘Fighter’ a flop show

Wednesday 07th February 2024 06:27 EST

Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui took a dig at the recently released Indian action film ‘Fighter,’ which was earlier branded as anti-Pakistan by some Pakistani celebs. Adnan took to X to respond to ‘Fighter’s box office numbers. The film grossed over £25 million worldwide in its opening week, but its business at the domestic box office crashed on its first Monday in theatres.

Adnan wrote, “A lesson to heed for Fighter team after your flop show: Do not insult your audience’s intelligence. They can discern agendas. Let entertainment be free from unnecessary politics.” Previously, reacting to the movie trailer, the actor had tweeted, “Once celebrated for love, Bollywood now crafts hate-filled narratives, portraying us as villains. Despite our love for your films, it’s disheartening. Art transcends boundaries; let’s use it to promote love and peace. Two nations, victims of politics, deserve better.”

This is not the first time the actor, who starred in the 2017 Hindi film ‘Mom,’ alongside Sridevi, has spoken up against Indian movies. Last year, he criticised Siddharth Malhotra’s ‘Mission Majnu,’ for its “misrepresentation” of Pakistanis. He called the movie “distasteful” and “factually incorrect,” and slammed it for “poor story, poorer execution, poorest research.”

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