Producer Adnan Siddique got involved in the infamous Instagram spat with co-actor Sajal Aly on Friday post Lux Style Awards (LSAs). Siddique shared his opinion about the renditionof the national anthem performed at the LSAs by Shehzad Roy and Wahab Bugti. The Mere Pass Tum Ho actor was not impressed with the creative liberties and the new musical composition. Scroll down for the details.
The Reprised National Anthem
The 21st edition of the LUX Style Awards (LSA) 2022 kicks off in #Lahore with National Anthem by @singer_wahab_bugti_official_ and @officialshehzadroy #LSA202222 #ShehzadRoy #WahabBugti #LSA2022 #happeningnow #exclusive pic.twitter.com/miheLKgysH
— oyeyeah (@OyeYeah_Pk) November 24, 2022
Adnan Siddique Termed It As ‘Disrespectful’
Taking to Instagram, Adnan wrote a lengthy message for his followers, He said, “Is it appropriate to take creative liberties with our National Anthem, which was composed to instill in our patriotism and remind us of our nation’s glory?”
He further highlighted that only the “original rendition” of the National Anthem is played at “matches, tournaments, and other state functions.” The Yeh Dil Mera actor took a dig at the Lux Style Awards 2022 by taunting the performers who “fiddled” with the “National Symbol” and faced no repercussions from people.
Sajal Aly Differs
One of the actors to respond to his post was none other than his co-star from Mom and Ye Dil Mera Sajal Aly. “Pakistan’s diversity makes it beautiful. A rendition of the national anthem that is inclusive of historically marginalized groups is far more patriotic than imposing a rigid and unitary idea of how to show love for our country and its people,” she wrote on her Instagram stories.
The Disagreement Continues
“Let us stop policing how we express our patriotism: our Constitution celebrates the many ethnicities, languages and cultures that exist in the country. When will we do the same?” she said, tagging Siddiqui.
“Historically marginalised groups’ can express their patriotic sentiment without meddling with the originality of our national honour. I am not throwing shade on the ‘ethnicity’ of the artist involved or theirs or anyone’s patriotism,” replied Siddiqui in a follow-up story. “My grouse is with the nonchalance and creative over-enthusiasm towards the national anthem. Sajal Aly maybe you’d like to revisit the post because you seem to have missed the point,” he wrote.
Siddiqui’s next story read: “In simple English, I did NOT mention either the artists or their ethnicity. Why stoke unnecessary controversy when there is none? Peace out.”
A couple of responses came from Farhan Saeed and Aijaz Aslam
Saeed said, “Adnan Siddiqui I really respect you and know that you never do anything which in anyway is to hurt someone or just to gain points. You probably felt it. But Khuda ka Wasta [for God’s sake], the last thing we want is to add another thing in ‘not to do’ lists of Pakistan. This is beautiful, enjoy it,” he implored.
Checkout Aslam’s Tweet here:
I think @adnanactor has a valid point in this recent argument , what he actually meant was …‘Not to fix something which is already perfect’ . Samajh tou gaye hongay Aap Sab #respect #NationalAnthem #PakistanZindabad
— aijaz aslam (@aijazz7) November 26, 2022
This debate has surely made our weekend interesting