Mumbai: Rani Mukherjee starrer “Mardaani” and Mahesh Bhatt’s “Jism 2” were offered to Adnan Siddiqui but the Pakistani actor says rejected both the movies as he did not like the roles.
Siddiqui, who will be making his Bollywood debut with Sridevi starrer “Mom”, was waiting for the right project to enter the Hindi film industry.
However, in the past, the 46-year-old actor was offered quite a few roles for Hindi films.
“There were couple of offers to do Hindi films, some I liked some I didn’t. I got a call from Yash Raj Films (YRF) for a role in ‘Mardaani’. They wanted me to audition for a role of a villain (and) I found the part interesting,” Siddiqui told PTI.
“But then they (YRF) called up saying they have got a young villain and wanted me to play a police officer. I was not keen on playing this role. (Filmmaker) Mahesh Bhatt had asked me to do a role in ‘Jism 2’ (and) that again I guess was of a police officer,” he said.
There were couple of other film offers but nothing excited Siddiqui.
“I am waiting for ‘Mom’ to release and then I will decide what next to do here,” the actor added.
Siddiqui has created a niche for himself on Indian television with his shows like “Meray Qatil Meray Dildar”, “Kaisi Ye Qayamat”, “Ru Baru”, “Ruswaiyaan”, “Mere Humdum Mere Dost” that were aired on Zindagi channel.
“I have been part of the industry for 27 years and I have proved myself. I wanted to try something different. I wanted to do something of substance in Hindi film industry and ‘Mom’ was the perfect choice,” he said.
Siddiqui also played a small role alongside actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie and actor Irrfan Khan in the 2007 film “A Mighty Heart”.