Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui slams ‘Mission Majnu’


Starring Sidharth Malhotra and Rashmika Mandanna in lead roles, Bollywood film Mission Majnu (2023) has been receiving a humongous response from critics and audiences alike ever since its premiere on Netflix on January 20. Set in the 1970s, the film stars Malhotra in the role of an Indian spy based in Pakistan and Mandanna as his love interest.

While the world is loving and appreciating Malhotra’s performance in it, the film has been facing a little backlash from Pakistanis for their misrepresentation. Now, well-known Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui, who is known for his performance in Sridevi’s last film, ‘Mom’ (2017), has also called out the film.

Sharing a representational photo of a person showing a thumbs-down sign, Siddiqui wrote on Instagram: “How much misrepresentation is too much misrepresentation? Bollywood has the answer. I mean come on, yaar, with all the money you have, hire some good researchers to do homework on us. Or allow me to help. Make sure to take notes—no, we don’t wear skull caps, surma, tawiz; no, we don’t ask janab about their mijaz (temperaments); no, we don’t go around throwing adaab,” he wrote.

He continued, “There’s so much in ‘Mission Majnu’ that’s distasteful & factually incorrect. The hero’s savior complex would’ve been accentuated more if the villain was shown at par. A weak antagonist embellishes even weaker protagonist.”

The actor concluded the note by saying, “Poor story, poorer execution, poorest research. Next time, come and visit us. We are good hosts. Will show you how we look, dress up and live.”

Image courtesy of (Photo courtesy: Adnan Siddiqui/Facebook)


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