Pakistani actors to debut in Bollywood film

Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistani drama actors Adnan Siddiqui and Sajal Ali are going to debut in Bollywood alongside veteran Indian actress Sridevi in movie “Mom”, a daily reported on Tuesday.

Siddiqui will play the role of Sridevi’s husband and Ali’s father. Sridevi, who is also the producer, will play a lead role in this women-centric film, the Daily Times said.

The news of Ali’s role broke a few weeks ago. It is now that a source has confirmed Siddiqui’s participation.

Actor Akshaye Khanna will make a comeback with the movie while actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will have a special appearance. The “Mom” team is now shooting in Georgia, the daily said.

Siddiqui also played a small role alongside actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie and actor Irrfan Khan in the 2007 film “A Mighty Heart”.


  1. For the Pakistani stars, acting in an Indian film must be like manna falling from the heaven because they will earn princely amounts, compared to what they earn for acting in Pakistani films.

  2. Do we need foreign actors, and that too from Pakistan? A few years ago Indian movies were banned in Pakistan. This is supposed to be a devout, sharia complaint Muslim country were movies, free mixing of the sexes, drinking, dancing and singing in NOT ALLOWED. Besides, India constantly sees terrorist crossing the border to commit the most heinous crimes here.

    Hence, based on all of the above why do these young men and women come here, if they are so dying to act then produce your own movies.

  3. We all know how the industry works. Bollywood wants to sell movies both sides of the border. Recruiting Pakistaani actors and replacing Hindi with Urdu are the strategic moves by Bollywood to secure good business from both India and Pakistan.

  4. Original R. Pai

    Except for Pakistani dramas, there is no other entertainment in Pakistan. With greater section of the Pakistani society, dancing and music is confined to the upper crust. The mullahs and the radicals dictate terms. Therefore, the only other pastime would be terrorism or becoming a terrorist. There is an English saying, “An idle mind is devil’s workshop.”

    Pakistani film industry cannot be called an industry. They may be churning out 10 films in a year – a little less or a little more. Their so called heros or heroines (and most of their heros could be called old farts, because they are of such age that in India they could be considered having finished their shelf life or utility and forced to work as uncles and daddies) are paid a pittance.

    Therefore, they would do anything to get a role in an Indian filmm.

    If you ask my view, I feel India can strangulate Pakistan economically and get it on the knees. However, for film producers and industrialists, they are not swayed by patriotism, but monetary considerations.

  5. ….by Bollywood to secure good business from both India & Pakistan – ‘Genius’ Rampe

    Lol! And the US’ proposed sale of F-16’s to Pak? And the billions of US taxpayer’s monies that went into the deep pockets of Pak politicians + Military establishment – ALL in the name of ‘wiping’ out terrorism! And look where they found Bin Laden – right next to a military base in Abbotabad. lol.

    Lol! Those Pakis must be laughing deep in the pants of their Pathan suits at Yumreeki gullibility.

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