Celebs Come to the Defence of ‘Diriliş: Ertuğrul’ Airing on PTV

In case you were living under a rock, a certain Turkish show by the name of ‘Diriliş: Ertuğrul’ is taking over the airwaves and hearts of Pakistan.

The dubbed version of the show which airs on PTV Home daily has won hearts all over the nation, with comments of love and appreciation flooding the Instagram and Twitter accounts of the stars of the show.

A handful of Pakistani celebrities, however, strongly objected to a Turkish show being aired on Pakistan Television, including Shaan and Yasir Hussain:


While some construed Yasir Hussains comments as xenophobic, considering how there are millions of immigrant Pakistanis taking jobs “away” from locals in England or the United States, some celebs came forward to defend the show:

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For a nation that until recently thrived on Bollywood content, and still has their eyes glued to their Netflix accounts full of International shows and movies, allowing only Pakistan made content to air is a bit ludicrous. Considering the majority of Pakistani content is still saas-bahu related, and considering a South Korean film won Best Film at the Oscars, times are changing, the entertainment industry needs to change with it.


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