Adnan Siddiqui is the latest victim of fake news and it has not gone down well with the actor, who lashed out at a digital media outlet for spreading fake news and putting his personal relations at risk.
Recently, news of the actor allegedly facing discrimination on the sets of Hollywood production, A Mighty Heart, was being circulated on social media. Following the reports, Adnan took to social media and lashed out saying: “If you want to publish news, at least get the facts right and if there are doubts the least you can do is to cross-check with the person you’re writing about.”
He added, “Not only are you feeding wrong piece of information to your audience but also you may create a rift between people am friends with.”
Later, the actor also issued a detailed statement on Instagram in which he further expressed his anger.
“First of all, you’ve made news out of the interview which was done three to four years back and then even quoted me wrongly,” said the actor.
He then clarified what actually happened.
“I didn’t face any discrimination during the shoot. When I’d gone to shoot in Pune, on the first day I stayed in a different hotel. But when I told the production team who was I etc, the very next day they moved me to Taj.”
“From the second day till the shoot was over, I stayed at the Taj where Angelina Jolie and the late Irrfan Khan were also staying,” added the actor.
A Mighty Heart, which released in 2007, is based on the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was killed by militants in 2002. While Jolie essayed the role of Pearl’s wife, Adnan played the role of a character called Dost Aliani. Irrfan Khan played Zeeshan Kazmi, who was the Karachi Police Chief at the time of the incident.