Pakistan senior film star Shaan Shahid is irrked with PTV for buying foreign content and airing Turkish series Diriliş: Ertuğrul on the national television.
His Twitter timeline is full of reservations against the national television for not producing anything original in means of content and despite financial losses, PTV recently started to air a foreign bought series that was dubbed in Urdu for local audiences on PM Imran Khan’s special request.
In his recent tweet, while sharing old PTV’s financial loss report, Shaan hit at the PTV for not producing any new content.
#ptv . @ImranKhanPTI no new plays ,no new content ,only huge losses this is a report from 2017 but nothing has changed it is in ruins ,what a great legacy it had and what a dark present and future it holds .you can’t be successful on others success . #ptv #makeusproud again🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/afYEbj9ZQx— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) May 3, 2020
Furthermore, he seems not to be pleased with the decision to air a Turkish historic series on the national channel.
Try to find our own history and it’s hero’s ..— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) April 28, 2020
We each must play our role . My pockets are deep but enough to carry me through hard times as I would not want you to pay my bills .. but I pay my taxes … why not use that?— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) April 28, 2020
Why don’t we make .. what is the cultural ministry doing ? Or pnca orPTV ? Why do they get funds from our tax money what are they doing??— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) April 28, 2020
I’m not against Turkish dramas plzzz for the last time understand that,I’m against the govt supporting imported content .. &giving local industry a thumbs down .. when pvt producers brought Turkish dramas the whole tv industry stood against it— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) April 28, 2020
Bohat achee baat hai … magar hum kab tak maangay howay lafzoon sai apni khudi ki dewaar mazboot karain gai… Ptv should produce epics like this … where is the funding … no tamasha phir bhi paisa hazam ♥️🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) April 28, 2020
@ImranKhanPTI sir I believe in this economic crisis we were not supporting imports .then why cultural imports are open . Why Ptv showing imported dramas believe in your own talent and history .With your supportive policies we can bring 🇵🇰🎥 on the entertainment map of the world— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) April 28, 2020
Instead, the Waar starrer wants to celebrate Pakistani local heroes and actors. He has started sharing a few profiles form his last year tweets under the hashtag #LetsBringOurPrideBack.
“These are the heroes of our nation, their stories must be told. And there are so many more that our history has not forgotten but the people have. We need to transfer our pride to our children our stories our successes,” he said.
#100%madeinPakistan these are the hero’s of our nation their stories must be told .. and there are so many more that our history has not forgotten.. but the people have .we need to transfer our pride to our children our stories our successes #pride🇵🇰♥️— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) May 3, 2020