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Pakistani Actors protest against the airing of Diriliş: Ertuğrul – claiming it takes away their livelihood


Diriliş: Ertuğrul has been airing in Pakistan for a few weeks now. It has successfully become the one show the entire nation loves and can’t have enough of.

PTV has took this opportunity to dub the series in Urdu to make it more accessible to the masses and from there – it blew up.

People all over Pakistan were pleasantly surprised by this TV show and were very interested in the different story line as the show is based on Islamic History and this topic has almost never been portrayed by the Pakistani TV inudstry.

Here’s how you can watch Diriliş: Ertuğrul in Pakistan for free!

When content is different, the audience will always be more attracted to it than they’d be towards the things they usually watch. This means that the average Pakistani shows viewership might suffer and go down while Diriliş: Ertuğrul’s viewership goes even further up!

This isn’t sitting well with Pakistani actors and they’ve been speaking up against the airing of the show:

Following the Tweet, Pakistani actress Reema voiced her support for what Shaan said in her Ramzan Transmission

“Shaan Shahid had raised his voice against the airing of foreign content on national television. I would like to second him that it is unfair to promote foreign content, especially when your own artists are sitting workless at home,”

Although she later explained that she doesn’t entirely oppose foreign content. She just wishes that the Government would also work on selling our nationally made content abroad and generate income through them instead of just buying foreign content to be aired in Pakistan.

Actor Yasir Hussain took to Instagram to voice his feelings on the matter too.

He said: “PTV ko chaye hai kay woh eik tareekhi drama banaye aur apnay artists aur technicians ko use karey. Woh artist jo tax detey hein aur qabliat rakhtey hein. Landy kay kaprey aur Turkey kay dramay dono hi local industry tabah kar dengy

(PTV should make it’s own historic TV show, use our local artists and techincians, the people who pay taxes in this country and are more than capable of pulling this off. Second-hand clothes and Turkish dramas, both will destroy the local industry”

He further said that this is like average Pakistani’s losing their jobs because they’ve been replaced by foreigners.

Actress Mansha Pasha took to twitter to explain why she agrees with Yasir’s stance and how hard it is for Pakistani shows and movies to make it to release:

Esra Bilgic AKA “Halime” from Ertugrul sends a message to her Pakistani fans!

What do you think about this? Should Pakistani actors stop complaining and take this as a lesson and use this energy to start making better content instead? or are they right and the government should stop airing all International content so our locally made shows and movies have no competition? Let us know in the comments below!

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