After providing the social media with a flurry of statements against Dirlis: Ertugrul airing on PTV, Shaan Shahid recently tweeted how the drama was a classic masterpiece.
Shaan’s tweet on Sunday evening touched numerous people. As a result, a number of mixed reactions surfaced. While some supported him, others questioned him on the conflict between his own statements.
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 pic.twitter.com/AydxQU1N3v
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) June 14, 2020
The leading Pakistani actor was the first one to declare his opposition to the airing of this drama in the country. Not long after, many other celebrities followed his lead and made their displeasure evident. Yasir Hussain faced plenty of backlash for his rather harsh narrative regarding Dirlis: Ertugrul.
No one will dare to make a good Content in Pakistani TV or Film industry but when People choose to watch better FOREIGN content they'll start crying "Hmri industry tbha hurhi h " sorry we cannot waste our TIME or MONEY on the name of patriotism 👋#YasirHussain #Ertugrul pic.twitter.com/V6dgFnvq5M
— Mishal (@Mishalsiddiqi) May 17, 2020
In an earlier and now-deleted tweet, Shaan had also pointed out how much PTV charged for airing a show that was already available on Netflix. However, it was later made clear that the drama was a gift from the Turkish Prime Minister to Pakistan.
In order to make is stance clear, Shaan posted another update.
Dear all pic.twitter.com/GGT3R5lHFA
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) June 15, 2020
But he still received hostility from several users commenting. Most of them pointed out the fact that the luxury of Netflix is not available to everyone in our country. Instead, airing the dubbed version of the drama on PTV will make it easier for anyone who owns a TV and is unable to understand the English subtitles.
I didn't watch,and have been long endorsing your statements,now what I gonna tell them all,I'm worried,isn't it a U-Turn man?😨
— Maria Bajwa (@mariaazeem55) June 14, 2020
Wo abhi bhi mukhalif ha. Can't you see he is thanking netflix (American media service provider) for airing not ptv (pakistan television) 😂
— Erfan (@Erfan56518754) June 15, 2020
Nevertheless, many users are still criticizing the actor for supporting Netflix over PTV. People are also discussing how learning about the Golden era of Islam is equally important to learning about the heroes of our sub-continent. After all, our identity as a Muslim is much more important than our ethnicity.