The Jhooti star Yasir Hussain stated on Naumaan Ijaz’s show G Sarkar that Turkish industry’s canvas is not bigger than Pakistan’s and cited the example of Esra Bilgic that now she has 6 Million followers on Instagram but before Ertugrul’s broadcast in Pakistan, she had one million followers.
He added that Pakistanis followed her and made her bigger, Ayeza Khan has ten times more followers than her.
Ever since Yasir Hussain likened Turkish dramas to ‘landay k kapray‘, the actor has been at the receiving end of trolling by fans of Diriliş: Ertuğrul. Cyber trolls even edited Yasir’s bio on Google and listed Esra as his parent.
Yasir has often found himself at the receiving end of flak with his comments on Turkish actors and dramas. When Diriliş: Ertuğrul initially aired in April 2020, the actor had likened Turkish dramas to ‘landay k kapray’.
“Landy k kapray aur Turkey k dramay, dono hee local industry ko tabah kardein gay,” the actor had said.
Later, the actor was reported to have likened Turkish actors to ‘kachra‘ (garbage). According to details, Yasir while sharing a picture of ‘Pakistani Turgut and Pakistani Ertuğrul’ had commented: “Inko koi nahi poochega (no one will give them any attention). Kyunke ghar ki murgi daal barabar or bahar ka kachra bhi maal barabar,” insinuating that Pakistanis do not appreciate local talent enough.
He was also very critical of QMobile for appointing Esra as their brand ambassador.
“Apko nahi lagta k Pakistan brand ki brand ambassador bhi Pakistani honi chahiye? Na Indian na Turkish? Pakistan Zindabad (Don’t you think Pakistani brands should have Pakistani brand ambassadors? Neither Turkish nor Indian),” the actor had written on social media.
Earlier, Yasir responded to a netizen who asked him if he wants to increase his followers on Instagram and stated that he should ask this to Pakistani leading ladies, Mahira Khan and Ayeza Khan. Yasir believes that they are in a race to garner maximum followers.