Leading Pakistani actor and filmmaker Shaan Shahid became the first showbiz personality to oppose the airing of the Turkish-based drama "diriliş Ertugrul" on Pakistan Television (PTV).
Shaan Shahid tweeted three days after the Turkish drama was aired on PTV on April 28, opposing it to be aired on state TV. Shaan Shahid was also criticized for saying that he was not against Turkish dramas but against any other country's drama being aired on state TV.
After Shaan Shahid's opposition to airing Ertugrul Ghazi on PTV, actresses like actress Reema and Yasir Hussain and Mansha Pasha also opposed airing it on state TV. All these personalities said that they are not against Turkish dramas but against running them on PTV.
Later, Shaan Shahid was seen tweeting more about Ertugrul Ghazi, in which he was seen opposing the drama to some extent. But now, in his latest tweet, he called 'Ertugrul Ghazi' a masterpiece. In his tweet on June 14, Shaan Shahid shared a poster of the play "Ertugrul Ghazi" and called it a “masterpiece”.
Just finished watching it what a good effort.. a classic masterpiece. Special thanks to the producers #mohmatbezdag #kemaltekden directors #akifozkan #metingunay #hakanarslan . The cast ♥️ and the technicians who all worked tirelessly to make this epic.thankyou #Netflix pic.twitter.com/AydxQU1N3v— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) June 14, 2020
Shaan Shahid wrote in his tweet that he recently completed all the episodes of the Turkish drama. He termed the play a classic masterpiece and thanked the other members of the team, including the producers and directors of the drama. Shaan Shahid also thanked the technical team of the drama and the web streaming website Netflix.
Fans of the actor were also surprised when Shaan Shahid praised 'Ertugrul Ghazi' and at the same time, he said that it is good that Shaan Shahid is praising a good drama. Many fans also criticized him and said that they are now praising the drama which they used to disagree with.
It may be recalled that at the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan, PTV started airing the well-known Turkish drama Derelish Ertugrul in Urdu from the end of April and the first of Ramadan and the said drama is being highly appreciated.
The drama set new records for popularity in Pakistan and became the most popular drama seen on YouTube.