Ertugrul actors are international garbage, says Yasir Hussain
Television actor Yasir Hussain posted in a recent Instagram story featuring pictures of the two Pakistani individuals who share an enormous resemblance to the Diriliş: actors from Ertuğrul.
The tweet called them the 'Turgut Pakistani and Ertuğrul Pakistani.'
In response to the tweet, Hussain expressed how their Turkish counterparts could never attain the same value.
“Inko koi nahi poochyga (no one will pay heed to them),” he wrote. “Kyunke ghar ki murgi daal barabar or bahar ka kachra bhi maal barabar (Because home-cooked chicken is equivalent to lentils while international garbage is still worth cashing in),” added the celebrity.
Following the circulation of the screenshot of his story, actor Anoushey Ashraf responded to Hussain’s remarks in the comment section.
“Let’s just gently remind Yasir that no one is Kachra (garbage) for one,” she said. “And even if their work isn’t at par to his liking, actors from around the world must be respected,” she added.
Ashraf then elaborated on the “unspoken bond of mutual respect” that artists from around the world must share, given everyone has their own struggles. “Having said that, Ertuğrul is far from garbage, if anything the series is an eye-opener,” she added.
Earlier, in an interview, Yasir Hussain said that the show’s content is genuinely good because it shows Islamic history which is also our own history. “But showing it on the state channel is not a great idea”.
Under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s directives, Dirilis: Ertugrul was dubbed into Urdu and presented as Ertugrul Ghazi on PTV at the beginning of Ramazan. More Turkish content is expected to air on PTV this year.
According to Hussain, the production of a state channel should be good enough for distribution in the whole world. He said that Pakistan is the only country in Asia making great shows on meagre budgets. The actor added that some of these shows had received acclaim in India.
“If Turkey’s state TV can make such a great show, then our state TV should also make one using local artists,” he said. “If 500 episodes of a foreign show are aired, this means 500 episodes worth of work lost for local artists and technicians.”