Actor Adnan Siddiqui has introduced he is not going to be attending an occasion performed by the Affiliation of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) — an American non-profit organisation headquartered in Westmont, Illinois, United States — resulting from its determination to host Indian artistes.
Following the hate-fuelled, sacrilegious feedback made by the now suspended BJP chief Nupur Sharma, Siddiqui has mentioned that whereas he holds no resentment in direction of artistes, his “conscience” doesn’t enable him to be part of one thing that is additionally entertaining folks from the neighbouring nation, which allowed the humiliation of the revered Prophet (PBUH).
“In solidarity with numerous Muslims around the globe, I gained’t be attending APPNA occasion in US the place some Indian artists are invited too,” Siddiqui introduced on Twitter earlier at this time. “Nothing towards the artistes however my conscience doesn’t enable me to miss the humiliation of revered Prophet (PBUH) by Indian leaders,” he added.
In solidarity with numerous Muslims around the globe, I gained’t be attending APPNA occasion in US the place some Indian artists are invited too. Nothing towards the artistes however my conscience doesn’t enable me to miss the humiliation of revered Prophet (PBUH) by Indian leaders. pic.twitter.com/f2FpORcSdH
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) June 19, 2022
Whereas it’s not clear which occasion Siddiqui is referring to, the APPNA is ready to host its summer season conference on the Harrah’s Resort Atlantic Metropolis, New Jersey, between July 13 to July 17, as per bulletins made on its Fb web page. The occasion is ready to host a reside live performance by Ali Zafar on July 15, Friday, and one other by Indian playback singer Sunidhi Chauhan on July 16, Saturday.
It has additionally introduced a cultural evening that may witness performances by Farhan Saeed and Quratulain Baloch on July 14, Thursday, amongst different festivities throughout its five-day run. The artistes haven’t but shared the bulletins on their very own social media handles.
The APPNA is the biggest medical group of expatriate Pakistanis within the US. Arrange by Dr Zaheer Ahmed, a Pakistani gastroenterologist primarily based in Michigan, the organisation goals at offering a platform for social gatherings and a automobile for instructional and humanitarian initiatives in Pakistan.
It’s pertinent to say right here that Siddiqui has beforehand labored reverse the late Sridevi in MOM — a Bollywood manufacturing — and has additionally labored with the late Irrfan Khan in A Mighty Coronary heart — a Hollywood movie starring Angelina Jolie.
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