Despite airing more than 60 episodes of the Turkish drama Ertugrul Ghazi, which has been airing on Pakistan Television (PTV) since late April, it is still being debated among showbiz personalities. At the beginning of the Turkish drama, while many showbiz personalities were seen opposing the drama to be aired on state TV, some personalities also objected to the drama being termed as Pakistani culture.
But despite this, the popularity of Ertugrul Ghazi is increasing day by day and Pakistani audiences are getting captivated by the story and characters of the drama. Given the growing popularity of the drama, well-known actress Ushna Shah asked in a tweet two days ago whether Ertugrul Ghazi has become so popular only in Pakistan or before that he had also become popular in Turkey and other countries?
Is #Ertugrul this huge of a hit in Turkey & other countries or just PK?— Ushna Shah (@ushnashah) June 19, 2020
Many people commented on Ushna Shah's tweet and called the actress's objection to the drama's popularity jealousy. However, the actress, while commenting on such criticism, clarified that she is not opposing the Ertugrul Ghazi drama.
She described the play as "brilliant" and said that Ertugrul Ghazi was a big-budget drama revolving around the story of the Ottoman Empire.
On a different note, I’m glad that it’s such a big hit. I’ve been screaming through my lungs for better content. Maybe this is the kick up the bottom that our industry needs.— Armeena 🦋 (@ArmeenaRK) June 19, 2020
Actress Armeena Khan also commented on Ushna Shah's tweet and told her that some Pakistanis are opposing a great drama like Ertugrul Ghazi and some people like her are also jealous of the drama.
Hating Ertugul is a thing? Why? It’s a high budget series on the start of the Ottoman Empire yes? (I haven’t started it yet). I think that’s brilliant & it’s about time we had such shows.— Ushna Shah (@ushnashah) June 22, 2020
However, some people also commented in support of Ushna Shah's question and one person compared him to Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for raising such a question. A fan commented on Ushna Shah's question about Ertugrul Ghazi that he sees a future Kangna Ranaut as an actress. On the comment of the fan, the actress also praised the Indian actress and said that she wished she could become like her. Some people reminded Ashna Shah that although Kangana Ranaut is a good and talented actress, she is a fanatic of Hindus and Muslims.
Be halima not kangana— haider (@haider09856948) June 19, 2020
There, a fan advised him to become Halima Sultan instead of becoming Kangana Ranaut in the future. It should be noted that Halima Sultan is the main actress of the Turkish drama Ertugrul Ghazi and she has played the role of Ertugrul Ghazi's wife in the drama.