Nida Yasir, a prominent TV anchor, is being trolled massively on social media for dressing up like a popular Turkish character, Halime Sultan.
A picture of Nida Yasir wearing an identical dress and headgear to what Turkish actress, Esra Bilgic who played Halime Sultan in the series wore. Yasir was seen wearing similar blue-toned traditional attire with antique headgear.
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Nida Yasir is the latest addition to the series of Pakistani actors inspired by the Turkish series. However, the dress was a bit different from what Bilgic had donned in the chronological series.
The morning show host dressed up in a loose blue tribal-printed dress along with a rust-colored dupatta. But some social media users trolled the actress for imitating the look of a Turkish character.
Earlier, Hira Mani has also expressed her fondness for the series. Recently, one of her fan pages on Instagram recreated Halime Sultan’s look with her. Hira Mani also shared another post recreating her look in which she could be seen in a famous black velour gown worn by Esra Bilgic in the series.
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Hira Mani has been very vocal about her fondness for the Turkish series. Several times she took to social media to talk about how her children are glued to the screen to watch the series.
Not only Pakistani actors but Turkish series found a fan in Pakistani politician Maryam Nawaz as well who was twice spotted donning similar looks to Ertugrul’s Halime Sultan in political rallies.
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Turkish actors through the broadcast of the series in Pakistan had amassed a legion of fan following including several Pakistani celebrities. The frenzy surrounding the Turkish series seems nowhere to end soon in Pakistan.
While PTV is broadcasting Dirilis Ertugrul, a private TV channel is broadcasting the sequel Kurulus Osman-Establishment Osman this Ramzan. The broadcast hints at the continued popularity of the series enjoyed in Pakistan.