While the rest of the country is excited to watch Turkish historical fiction series Diriliş: Ertuğrul with Urdu dubbing on PTV, Shaan is disappointed with the state-owned channel’s decision to air foreign content.

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Replying to a tweet by Senator Faisal Javed Khan, Shaan said, “Try to find our own history and it’s heroes.”


Following Shaan’s comments, people jumped in to support PTV’s decision, but Shaan was not having any of it.

Shaan stood by his stance and asserted that PTV should fund projects of such magnitude, instead of spending money acquiring them.

When the debate got more heated, Shaan clarified that he is not against Turkish dramas but wants the government to support local content.

Shaan ended the debate by appealing to Prime Minister Imran Khan to support the entertainment industry and stop cultural imports like these. It is pertinent to mention here that Shaan was also very critical of Bollywood films being released in Pakistan and had always voiced his dissent against them.

Shaan’s latest venture Zarrar, which has been in the works for a few years now, was expected to hit cinemas this year but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is likely that its release will be affected.