However, the fan obsession with the show’s actors/characters seems to have taken a flight for the worse; screenshots from the Instagram profile of the actor who plays Halima Sultan on the show, Esra Bilgiç, revealed the dark, albeit hilarious, side of Pakistani fans as they went on to relentlessly moral police her on her clothing and poses.
Pakistani actor, producer, and host, Fahad Mustafa, has been in the limelight for quite some time now. Although he steered clear of any major controversy, when it came to the Diriliş: Ertuğrul debate, the 37-year-old could not bite his tongue this time. His remarks against the show and its actors have caught the attention of many- including PTI’s Faisal Javed Khan.
In a recent interview with Something Haute, the Na Maloom Afraad actor slammed the Turkish historical series and its supporters. Fahad Mustafa made his debut as a producer in 2013 with the ARY Digital show Meri Beti. While his shows have garnered a lot of love and support, his recent shows have been receiving a lot of criticism.
Ertugrul came took money and left that’s all, Fahad Mustafa
He further added that he produces shows that cater to the larger audiences in the country. Recalling the time when Ishq-e-Mamnu was on the air, he said:
While Fahad did make some excellent points, it was his remarks against Engin Altan that did not sit well with the followers. Even Member of the Senate of Pakistan, Faisal Javed Khan, could not hold back his criticism.
Taking to his Twitter account, Khan wrote: