The popularity of Turkish actors and actresses in Pakistan has skyrocketed after the airing of the Turkish drama serial ‘Ertugrul Ghazi’ in Pakistan.
After the play Ertugrul Ghazi, not only did Turkish actors and actresses become popular in Pakistan, but they also started getting work here, on which many Pakistani artists also raised their voices.
Last year, Javed Afridi, chairman of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi, announced that he had chosen Turkish actress Isra Belgej as Peshawar Zalmi’s brand ambassador for the sixth season of the PSL.
Later, the decision was welcomed by several users on social media, but some people were unhappy with the decision.
Now Oscar-winning Pakistani filmmaker and director Sharmeen Obaid Chanay has also expressed anger over the appointment of Halima Sultan as Peshawar Zalmi’s ambassador.
“I found it very funny that a Turkish actress whose country does not even play sports has become an ambassador for cricket,” said Sharmeen Obaid Chanay.
“What about Pakistani actresses?” He asked. Has it all disappeared that we have had to go to foreign actresses? ‘
The filmmaker added, “If we continue to employ Turkish actresses in the same way that Pakistani actresses can, then all that is left in our industry will be gone.”