Islamabad: Pakistani actor and host Yasir Hussain, frequently manages to irk the crowd with his controversial views and outspoken personality. He once again made headlines with his latest Instagram stories calling Ertugrul stars ‘international garbage’.
The Karachi Se Lahore actor, 36, turned his guns towards the stars of acclaimed Turkish series Diriliş: Ertuğrul once again, terming them ‘international garbage.’
A few days ago the picture of Pakistan men deemed as Turkish stars Engin Altan Duzyatan and Cengiz Coskun-who played Ertugrul and Turgut Alp in the famous Turkish series-Dirilis Ertugrul.went viral on social media.
Turning to his Instagram, Yasir Hussain shared the same photo and said that these men will never get this much importance as Turkish actors are getting in Pakistan. He also said that nobody will give them any attention because anything local is always devalued while even garbage from abroad is deemed valuable.
“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 foreign garbage is still worth cashing in),” said the actor.
Yasir’s Instagram story shared by Diva Magazine
Anoushey Ashraf’s Reaction
Pakistani actor and talk show host, Anoushey Ashraf soon reacted and clapped back at Yasir’s post calling Ertugrul actors international garbage which was shared by Diva Magazine Pakistan on their Instagram.
Mentioning that all actors from around the world should be respected, VJ and TV presenter Anoushey said, “Let’s just gently remind Yasir that NO one is Kachra for one. And even if their work isn’t at par to his liking, actors from around the world must be respected,” she wrote.
“It should be an unspoken ‘bond’ of mutual respect between artists. You’ll know your struggles better than the world does. Having said that Ertugrul is far from kachra, if anything the series is an eye opener for how people are finally rejecting ‘kachra’ work at home and looking out for better scripts, shows and budgets,” she said.
“And lastly, these people in the picture have gotten some attention because of the play itself, not because of any of us anyway. So thanks to a foreign drama for having inspired them to come forth. There are always pros and cons to EVERY situation, let’s just look at the food sometimes,” she added.
Yasir Hussain’s reaction
However, Yasir Hussain replied to her comments and insisted that he never mentioned Ertugrul in his post and made clear that his thoughts were about local productions not getting any heed while international ones take away the spotlight.
Speaking about Ertuğrul in Diriliş: Ertuğrul, it is a Turkish historical fiction, and adventure television series. The show is set in the 13th century and centers around the life of Ertuğrul, the father of Osman I, who was the founder of the Ottoman Empire.