In a recent Instagram story, television actor Yasir Hussain shared a tweet featuring pictures of the two Pakistani individuals who share immense resemblance to the Diriliş: Ertuğrul actors. The tweet deemed them as the ‘Pakistani Turgut and Pakistani Ertuğrul.’
In response to the tweet, Hussain expressed how they could never get the same importance as their Turkish counterparts. “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 of a local magazine’s post.
“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.
The actor believes that ever since Diriliş: Ertuğrul aired on PTV, viewers have begun questioning and rejecting the ‘garbage’ content they are being fed otherwise. “People are finally rejecting ‘kachra’ work at home and looking out for better scripts, shows and budgets,” said Ashraf.
And conclude her point, she pointed out how the people in the picture shared received the attention they did because of the serial, and not because of anybody in Pakistan. “So thanks to the foreign drama that inspiring these guys to come forward. There are always pros and cons to every situation, let’s just look at the good sometimes,” Ashraf concluded.