KARACHI: Actor Yasir Hussain has suggested Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie to replace Turkish actress Isra Beljik as the brand ambassador of Pakistan Super League franchise Peshawar Zalmi.
Yasir Hussain is one of the artists in the Pakistan showbiz industry who has been opposed to airing the Turkish drama “Ertugrul Ghazi” on Pakistan’s state TV channel from the very beginning.
A few days ago, when a well-known Pakistani mobile company had appointed Turkish actress Isra Baljik (Halima Sultan) as its brand ambassador, Yasir Hussain had sharply criticized the appointment of a foreign actress as an ambassador instead of Pakistani artists. And now he has also opposed the appointment of Isra Baljik as the brand ambassador of PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi.
Yasir Hussein’s criticism of Turkish dramas and Turkish artists has also taken social media by storm. In this regard, VJ Anusha Ashraf recently spoke to Yasir Hussain on Instagram and asked him the reason for opposing Turkish dramas and Turkish artists. Yasir Hussain said that the money earned by the Turkish actress by becoming a brand ambassador of a mobile company Our actresses have a right to the money.
Yasir Hussain said that Turkish actress should come to Pakistan, work here for one year, work hard as our actresses do, then she should be appointed as ambassador of Pakistani brand.
During the interview, Yasir Hussain added that if the Turkish actress came to Pakistan to work, I would go to her seat and feed her and take a picture with her. But I want to see my people in the brand ambassador of Pakistan Cricket League PSL. Anusha Ashraf said on Yasir Hussain’s point that even if international players play in PSL, then why can’t its brand ambassador be an international artist?
On which Yasir Hussain said that it is the game of international cricketers. When they come here, they teach our players and we benefit from it. But we have made Halima a star, so what is the benefit to us internationally by making Halima Sultan the brand ambassador of PSL. Replace Halima with Angelina Jolie and then we have the benefit of watching our cricket in America.
On this interview of Yasir Hussain, people expressed their anger and said that he did not make Isra Beljik a star. He is already a big star. His drama is being shown in Pakistan after being shown in 160 countries.
It may be recalled that a few days ago, Javed Afridi, the founder of PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi, had hinted at making the drama’s heroine Asri Beljik the brand ambassador of Peshawar Zalmi in view of the popularity of Turkish drama in Pakistan.