Leading actor and TV host of Pakistan showbiz industry, Ahsan Khan’s, sharp response to critics of Diriliş: Ertuğrul cast.
According to reports of Baaghi TV, the Turkish drama serial Diriliş: Ertuğrul, or Ertugrul Ghazi, also known as the Turkish version of “Game of Thrones”, based on the 13th century Islamic conquests of Turkish Muslims, has been broadcast in several countries and has managed to set a new record of popularity in Pakistan.
People in Pakistan are enjoying this drama immensely and are expressing their feelings of love and appreciation for this series on social media. Some netizens ere even criticizing the cast of the Turkish play for their dress and/or lifestyle, respectively.
Turkish actress Esra Bilgiç, who plays Ertugrul’s wife Halima Sultan in the play, has captivated Pakistanis with her stellar performance.
However, the actress is quite different from Halima’s role in her personal life. The actress posted a picture on her Instagram account in a Western-style dress, at which her Pakistani fans could not control their emotions and started instructing her to dress in an Islamic-manner.
Fans criticized Bilgiç’s bold photos, saying how could she wear clothes that are against Halima Sultan’s personality after playing the role of Halima Sultan.
In addition to Bilgiç, a photo of Ertugrul Ghazi’s hero, Ertugrul, shared on Instagram in which the actor is seen holding his pet dog in his arms, has also been severly criticized by Pakistani netizens.
Screen shots of the Pakistani audience making critical comments on Ertugrul’s characters are going viral on social media, which has reportedly angered the actor and TV host, Ahsan Khan.
— Ahsan Khan (@Ahsankhanuk) May 11, 2020
“I know that people in Pakistan think it’s okay to criticize actors and judge them,” the actor wrote on the social networking site, Twitter. He added, “At least forgive Ertugrul’s cast and artists… Who are we to do all this with them?”
While many Pakistani fans are also apologizing to the characters of Ertugrul cast on social media, for the unjust criticism by netizens, and urging them not to comment.
It should be noted that after being aired in many countries of the world, it is now being aired on Pakistan Television (PTV) from the first of Ramadan on the instructions of Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, and it has not only gained popularity but it seems to have become a favorite drama of the Pakistani public.
The Turkish city-based drama Diriliş: Ertuğrul or Ertugrul Ghazi, also known as Turkey’s ‘Game of Thrones’ based on the history of Islamic conquests, has caused a stir in Pakistan. People in Pakistan have become addicted to this drama.
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