Shaan Declares Ertugrul A Masterpiece, But Is still Against Airing On PTV

Actor says, “The state-owned channel Should Produce Own Content”

Shaan Declares Ertugrul A Masterpiece, But Is still Against Airing On PTV
Shaan Declares Ertugrul A Masterpiece, But Is still Against Airing On PTV

Leading Pakistani actor Shaan Shahid has been in the limelight on the topic ‘Ertugrul airing on PTV.’

Earlier in an interview, the actor mentioned his point on the airing of Turkish Series on national television, “I have never said anything against foreign content being aired on a privately aired channel.”

He added, “Some years ago, Turkish soaps Ishq-e-Mamnoon and Mere Sultan were such huge hits but they were being shown on private channels. But when a state-owned channel for which I pay taxes extends its support to foreign content – and furthermore, my government especially endorses it – I begin to lose hope.”

It produced a spark among the celebrities who shared their point of view on airing the drama. Though, no one was against the drama but airing it on national channel which is not producing any of its own, created turbulence in the entertainment industry.

Recently, Shaan has tweeted about the serial and said, “Just finished watching it what a good effort.. a classic masterpiece. Special thanks to the producers #mohmatbezdag #kemaltekden directors #akifozkan #metingunay #hakanarslan . The cast and the technicians who all worked tirelessly to make this epic.thankyou #Netflix.”

The Khumaaj actor also thought to share the fact in his now deleted tweet that he watched the serial on Netflix as its available there.

After all this, Shaan clarified that he is not against the drama, “My tweet was against the state channel for not producing any content in the past 25 years and taking billions from us, but never against the play."

“But In this past few weeks I learned about all of us after what I saw on social media, we all tested positive for hatred. We are ready to hate each other for no reason...We are filled with rage, and in that rage, we construct a different meaning. A meaning that gives us a right to exercise our rage on the other...a justification to ones justified hatred. And that is truly sad as it defies all the teachings of faith and humanity. The unity that we need to build our own narrative with is nowhere."

"Any private channel can play foreign content as they have in the past and I never opposed it as it is privately owned. But a state channel has more responsibilities towards its people to promote Pakistani ideology, heroes and productions. The state channels have a role to play."

Shaan was the first actor who raised his voice on airing foreign content and was seconded by Yasir Hussain.