Adnan Siddiqui meets with Nawaz Sharif to promote 'Dum Mastam', Twitter vows never to watch film

Siddiqui's meeting with former prime minister in London is backfiring at home.

Entertainment Desk May 17, 2022

While numerous celebrities have in recent times voiced their support for former prime minister Imran Khan, actor Adnan Siddiqui, who recently made his production debut with Dum Mastam, is in London, rubbing shoulders with Nawaz Sharif and Twitter has a lot to say.

On Monday, Siddiqui, who is currently visiting the UK to promote Dum Mustam, showed up at Hussain Nawaz’s office, where the ousted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, Sharif was staying. A video recorded outside the office shows Siddiqui interacting with Sulaiman Shehbaz. Shehbaz can be heard asking Siddiqui whether he is going for a walk in the neighbourhood. In response, Siddiqui says he is there to meet with Sharif. Surprised, the official inquires whether Siddiqui had an appointment, to which Siddiqui replies in the affirmative. The Meray Paas Tum Ho actor is then promptly invited inside the office.

Following this, a picture is released of him standing next to Sharif. “It was a great meeting,” Siddiqui recalls in a video message recorded after the meeting. “I came here to promote my film and have invited him [Sharif], to come watch it.” The veteran also shares how he informed Sharif about the hard work that went into bringing Dum Mastam to life. Siddiqui says that Sharif, while acknowledging the contributions of artists like himself, told him that he has worked on policies specific to the entertainment sector.

But many on social media are now wondering whether Siddiqui has, in fact, dug his own grave. “Adnan Siddiqui just fired a bullet in his own foot,” a user remarked on Twitter.

"Now it's official time to unfollow Adnan Siddiqui," tweeted one more.

Another added, "Sorry Adnan Siddiqui, you're done! Can't call someone who hangs out with a criminal and traitor a star."

"Actor Adnan Siddiqui met the most senior actor Nawaz Sharif in London," quipped a user.

"Imagine someone being as dumb as Adnan Siddiqui, who chose Nawaz Sharif of all the people to promote his movie," laughed one more. "You really have no faith in your own film?" they inquired.

The infamous Reham Khan, albeit, feels "actors and producers like Adnan Siddiqui must be heard." She tweeted, "PMLN government must step up to support Pakistani content especially our films. Unfortunately there is no financial support or infrastructure for the film industry. Support Pakistani content above foreign content always."

But for most, Dum Mastam is off of their must-watch list.

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