Yasir Hussain Raises Voice About Indian Director Using A Taboo Issue In Pakistan As Content For His Series
Yasir Hussain questioned Pakistani content creators too.
Yasir Hussain is one of the actors who are most vocal about any social issue going on in the country. Recently, the poster came out about a series that is directed by the Indian director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. SLB teamed up with Netflix to make a movie on Lahore’s courtesans built during the Mughal era.
The news of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s collaboration with Netflix for series named “Heeramandi” caused excitement in Bollywood. It’s a red light district found in Lahore, which has been cleared up now, but during the Mughal era, it was light up every night for dance performances. Meanwhile, none of the actors from Pakistan questioned anything since the place itself is taboo for the culture of Pakistan; Yasir Hussain thought it’s necessary for our content creators to pick out the stories from our history instead of giving the advantage to someone from neighbouring country to come and narrate the stories.
For many Pakistani creators, it’s a reminder that we are ignoring our stories.
Yasir Hussain wrote on his Instagram story “Then we’ll say everything was portrayed incorrectly. I don’t know when we’ll talk about our own things, when we’ll tell our own stories.” The tagline of the movie itself says “where courtesans were the queen” this time Indians will be glorifying what Pakistani consider a taboo topic to speak about.
The movies and drama industry of Pakistan is flourishing but still stuck on either copying other’s culture or talking about love triangles. This time Yasir Hussain raised a thoughtful question about the artist owning their own industry and having the power to portray every aspect of the history which Pakistan had.