Pakistani actor Shaan Shahid has said that he loves Turkish drama ‘Ertugrul Ghazi’ but is against airing in on national television (PTV).
In a statement, the actor said, “My tweet was against the state channel for not producing any content in the past 25 years and taking billions from us, but never against the play.”
“But in these past few weeks, I learned about all of us after what I saw on social media, we all tested positive for hatred. We are ready to hate each other for no reason…We are filled with rage, and in that rage, we construct a different meaning. A meaning that gives us a right to exercise our rage on the other…a justification to ones justified hatred,” he added.
Shaan said that that is truly sad as it defies all the teachings of faith and humanity. The unity that we need to build our own narrative with is nowhere, he stated.
“Any private channel can play foreign content as they have in the past and I never opposed it as it is privately owned. But a state channel has more responsibilities towards its people to promote Pakistani ideology, heroes and productions. The state channels have a role to play,” he concluded.