Esra Bilgic turned off her comments section on Instagram to evade cringe moral policing on her swimsuit images from Pakistani fans.
Despite having a huge fan base in Pakistan, Esra Bilgic confronted a vehement moral policing from a bunch of Pakistani fans when they rushed to her social media following the broadcast of Turkish serial Dirilis Ertugrul on state television Pakistan PTV.
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Remembering her past experience, Esra Bilgic turned off the comment section beforehand to avoid vitriol and distasteful moral policing from fans.
Pakistani fans of Dirilis Ertugrul started moral policing Turkish actors Esra Bilgic (Halime Sultan) and Engin Altan Duzyatan (Ertugrul) on Instagram for following western culture in real life.
Pakistani fans- inspired by the exquisite representation of Muslim characters played by these actors on screen- rushed to their social media accounts. But the western lifestyle of Turkish actor disappointed Pakistani fans.
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Pakistani fans swarmed the Instagram accounts of Esra Bilgic with rude and unpleasant comments. They blasted her for not emulating the traditional Halime Sultan in real life. They commented she played the role of a noble and modest woman in the serial. Then she should emulate that character in real life too. Some asked the Turkish government to take action against Esra Bilgic for disrespecting the ‘Halime Sultan’.
Perhaps, fans expected Esra Bilgic to be living the same traditional life she played in Dirilis Ertgurul. The disgruntled fans went on to say that they have started hating her after seeing her pictures.
However, not only Esra Bilgic but Pakistani social media users even bashed Engin Altan Duzyatan for leading a life opposite to what he played on screen as Ertugrul. A Pakistani fan schooled Engin Altan Duzyatan for keeping pet dogs in the home.
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Esra Bilgic rose to global fame following her lead role of Halime Sultan in renowned Turkish serial Dirilis Ertugrul. Bilgic remained in all the seasons of Dirilis Ertugrul except for the last season 5. The quintessential character of Halime Sultan heaped praises from fans and followers across the globe. Esra, with her spectacular performance of a righteous strong Seljuk warrior princess, Halime Sultan, gripped the attention of audiences. With so much rage and global fame of the serial, Esra Bilgic is typecast as Halime Sultan among her fans.
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But despite moral policing from some Pakistani fans, she also received a barrage of the message of praise from other Pakistani followers on social media.
The love from the Pakistani fans cheered Esra Bilgic so much that she even announced to visit Pakistan as soon as the pandemic ends.
In her interview with a publication in Pakistan, she revealed the news of her upcoming projects in Pakistan.
However, Esra Bilgic did not name the brand since she said it is too early. Esra shared the detail when asked about her plans to visit Pakistan.
Recently, Esra said she would soon share the good news on partnering with Peshawar Zalmi and Pakistan Super League. Bilgic took to Twitter as she informed fans to expect some good news regarding her partnership with Peshawar Zalmi in the coming days. Taking to Twitter on Esra wrote, “I will be sharing some good news with you soon”. She tagged the owner of Peshawar Zalmi, Javed Afridi, and the Twitter account of Peshawar Zalmi in her tweet.
Earlier, Esra shared an important message in the Urdu language on her Instagram account. She wrote, “My only representative and the office manager is Duygu Durukan Cici. You can directly contact her for all collaboration ideas, partnerships, and overall for any project.” She went on to share, “I’m not attached to any management company outside of Turkey. Thank you,” on her Instagram account.a