The devastation of the city in the recent rains in Karachi has opened the floodgates of the performance of the provincial and local governments as well as once again exposed the management of Electric, which has been able to provide relief to the people affected by the rains for three days. However, the power supply was not restored and caused more trouble.
While the growing problems in Karachi have disappointed the citizens, some artists belonging to the showbiz industry have also expressed regret over the situation.
In a tweet on the social networking site, actor Shaan expressed frustration over Karachi’s problems, saying that by the time the power comes back, it will have taken back a ray of hope and we will forget everything as usual. As if this problem never happened and will come back to normal and start living the same way again,
Actor Shan further said that how long will these series continue and how long will we continue to live like this. If freedom gives us a chance to live such a life, then what is the use of such freedom, raise your voice,
Renowned actor Shaan Shahid is one to talk whenever any debate around patriotism or national narratives starts on social media. This time around the actor is unhappy with the airing of Turkish period drama Dirilis: Ertugrul on Pakistan Television (PTV).
The Waar actor took to social media and shared his thoughts on how the emphasis should be on producing and broadcasting local content instead of international re-runs. Shaan was responding to a tweet by Faisal Javed Khan, who shared how the Dirilis: Ertugrul is now available on YouTube.
“For those who have been asking for Ertugrul Urdu on Youtube – PTV (Pakistan) and TRT (Turkey) has come up with a joint Youtube channel – Here is the link to watch Ertugrul in Urdu,” The PTI leader wrote on Twitter
When a user said how Turkish history is part of Islamic history, which essentially makes it Pakistan’s history, Shaan replied, which loosely translated to, “If Islamic history is the same for everyone, then this show should have been dubbed in Arabic and aired in Saudi Arabia.”
Another user shared that the subcontinent’s history is filled with ‘philanderous Mughal kings”, and a lot of content has already been produced about the Partition. The user further added how it was important for the youth to learn Islamic history.
Shaan asserted,” That’s a good thing but for how long would we keep on working with borrowed content?
PTV should produce epics like these. Where is the funding?”
One more user went on to question the actor and wrote, “Islamic history is our history. As for OUR dramas and movies. It is very disappointing to see none of our actors taking a stand against the vulgar, crappy, classless plays and movies they agree to do. Is it only Imran Khan’s responsibility to take a stand and demand better? What about you all?
Shaan had an answer to this query as well, “Well without the support of a govt policy we can’t create an infrastructure and without the infrastructure, the Pakistani film and TV producers will keep on making whatever gets them ratings.”,
The actor went on to respond to a few more users before he started sharing profiles of legendary Pakistani artists. The actor had shared the same profiles last year under the hashtag #LetsBringOurPrideBack.
Shaan posted about the likes of Qavi Khan, Rahat Kazmi, Shehnaz Sheikh, Marina Khan, Uzma Gillani, Firdous Jamal, and others.
“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.
The actor then shared a 2017 report by The Express Tribune on how the state-run channel had been suffering losses.
“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 in other’s success.”
Actor Shaan Shahid expressed his dismay over Pakistani celebrities not showing support for the Pakistan Army amidst the ongoing tensions with India.
In his Facebook post on Friday, Shaan said that it was shameful from Pakistani stars to not show support for Pakistani troops when Indian celebrities backing their military.
“Finally the Indian stars have Tweeted in support for Indian troops, It is shameful from the Pakistani actors to not show support for Pakistani troops,” he wrote.
The actor said that “one-film” wonders want to hide their wealth and fame earned from India and don’t wish to jeopardize their ties with India.
“Welcome to the real world boys,” he posted.
Hardline party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had earlier said that the group will not let Karan Johar release his movie unless all scenes of Fawad Khan are omitted from ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ whereas the organisation also said that they will not allow peaceful release of film ‘Raees’ unless all of Mahira Khan’s scenes from the flick are deleted.
Fawad Khan has already returned to Pakistan following the threats by MNS.
Amid tensions Pakistani cinemas have also decided to not screen Indian flicks until further notice.
It should be noted that many Indian celebrities such as Shaheukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Adnan Sami Khan have tweeted pro-Indian military Tweets following the so-called surgical strikes against Pakistan.
Pakistan and India are at loggerheads since Indian government, without any evidence, blamed Pakistan for the attack on its military base in Uri sector in Kashmir, which claimed the lives of 17 Indian soldiers.