Prime Minister Imran Khan has called out Bollywood for spreading vulgarity and adopting the ‘worst of Hollywood’.
In a recent media meet, PM Khan discussed why he requested PTV to air the superhit Turkish series Diriliş: Ertuğrul with Urdu dubbing.
“The show has depicted the culture of Islam,” said PM Imran. “I want our youth to know that we also have a culture which has romance and other interesting elements.”
The premier then called out Bollywood for promoting vulgarity.
“I say this with a heavy heart but thirty to forty years ago, you would have never seen such vulgarity in Bollywood. There is so much trash. Bollywood has adopted the worst of Hollywood.”
“This is affecting our society and youth negatively. Drug culture is emerging, sex crimes are increasing because of such promotion of vulgarity. This is the reason I wanted the series to be aired so that the youth understand that there are other cultures as well.”
“It is important to note that when vulgarity increases in a society, the family system goes down”, remarked the prime minister.
Turkish historical fiction series Diriliş: Ertuğrul, popularly referred to as the Turkish Game of Thrones, has begun to air on PTV Home with Urdu dubbing for the local audiences. PTV obtained the exclusive rights for dubbing and screening it in Pakistan.
Set in 13th century Anatolia, before the establishment of the Ottoman Empire Diriliş: Ertuğrul illustrates the struggle of Ertugrul Gazi, the father of Osman I – the founder of the Ottoman dynasty.
Since its premiere on state-run Turkish TV channel TRT 1 in November 2014, the serial has been telecasted in 60 countries and has a huge fan following across the world.
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