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Adnan Siddiqui

Shirt: Ahmed Bham, Scarf: Stylist’s Collection, Shades: RayBan

What are you excited about currently?

Well, I’m always excited about everything! As far as my upcoming projects are concerned, the soon-to-air play Ghugghi is what I’m really looking forward to. My two films, Yalghaar and Mom, are also releasing soon and I’m hyped for all of them. Interesting days ahead!

How do you choose a particular project?

Anything that has substance would certainly find me curious; it does not have to be star-studded, the role should speak to me and the character should be challenging. If a project/script has all these ingredients, you will find me involved.

What do you find most challenging about your work?

The most challenging part for me is to pass each day with goodness, faithfulness, protection, grace and mercy. I thank the Almighty for being able to live an ideal life and the success he has blessed me with.

Tell us more about some of your upcoming projects.

Ghugghi is very close to my heart. It is a signature project of a fresh production house, so it is really challenging. Being a one-of-a-kind project, it requires the best of me, including hopping onto a horse, riding it and even scooping the heroine off the ground. Moreover, I have been given the opportunity to work with such an artistic group of people. I want this play to be of interest to both men and women, the audience to have a good time, give it a thumbs up and certainly that it becomes a play which they would want to watch again and again.

Mom is another exciting project for me, as I have gotten the opportunity to work with the legend that is Sridevi, who is a very humble and inspiring person. I play Sridevi’s husband in the film, while Sajal Aly is playing her 18-year-old stepdaughter. It’s a thriller that will have people at the edge of their seats and will be releasing in the first week of July.

What has been your toughest role to date?

I believe that every role is tough in itself as each role comes with a great responsibility and burden. Serving it right and doing it justice is my foremost priority.

What’s the one thing that you love about Karachi?

I love Karachi because it is ‘my’ city. Karachi, being the heart of Pakistan, offers something to everyone. This city never sleeps and neither do I. What’s not to love?!

And one thing you wish you could change about it?

I hope to have a clean Karachi. The removal of garbage from its streets remains probably my biggest dream and I wish someone would gather enough guts and civic sense to make it happen.

If someone were to make a movie based on your life, who would you pick to play you?

Undoubtedly, my son!

What’s next?

I never plan for the future, hence I never worry about what’s next. I see it, feel it, live in the moment and enjoy the present. For now, seeing this shoot on the cover of DESTINATIONS is “what’s next”!

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