PTI’s senator, Faisal Javed Khan, schooled Pakistani actor Fahad Mustafa to learn from the Turkish actor, Engin Altan Duzyatan in a tweet on Thursday.
In his tweet, Khan lauded the exceptional skills of a Turkish actor who played the titular character of Ertugrul, in a smashing Turkish series, Dirilis Ertugrul. He advised the Pakistani actor to learn from such a ‘great production’. Khan added that Pakistan’s entertainment industry should take the series as an opportunity to learn from rather than deeming it as a threat.
“Engin Altan is one of the finest actors we have seen on TV and Dirilis Ertugrul brought him huge fame across the world. A lot to be learned from such a great production and the director’s meticulous attention to detail. It is not a threat, it’s an opportunity,” said Khan in a tweet.
Engin Altan is one of the finest actors we have seen on TV and Dirilis Ertugrul brought him a huge fame across the world. A lot to be learnt from such a great production and director's meticulous attention to detail. It is not a threat, it's an opportunity. https://t.co/NfjiOQoJPK
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) December 17, 2020
Mustafa in his interview had disapproved of the visit of Engin Altan to Pakistan. He said that the Ertugrul actor came to Pakistan, made money, and left. He opined that the corporate sector should invest and support the local entertainment industry.
“Everyone from the artists to the crew is focused on taking the industry forward,” said the actor.
“Ertugrul came, sat with a lion, took [the money], and left. For them you are like this,” said Mustafa, adding that he believes for Pakistanis, the real artists are him and Humayun Saeed.
A lot of Pakistani artists have expressed reservations about Pakistani corporates and businesses offering lucrative deals to Turkish actors instead of local artists.
Actors like Shaan Shahid, Yasir Hussain, Aiman and Minal Khan, and now Fahad Mustafa have criticized the broadcast of Dirilis Ertugrul on a Pakistani state-run channel, PTV.
Duzyatan had signed a deal with a Pakistani textile company during his maiden visit to the country earlier this month.