Making Halima Sultan a Pakistani Brand Ambassador is a Slap in the Face

There is no doubt that the number of fans of Halima Sultan, the actress of the drama serial ‘Ertugrul Ghazi’, whose real name is Asri Beljik, is increasing day by day in Pakistan and people are just as curious to know about Esra Beljik.

Social media is the only platform where fans can stay in touch with their artists. Seeing the growing popularity of Turkish actors in Pakistan, many companies are using these artists to promote their products.

A video of a recent interview with zhalay sarhadi is going viral on social media in which she is expressing her displeasure over the appointment of Esra Beljik as an ambassador of Pakistani brands, saying that in this case, she is completely against Yasir Hussain.

“If you make Turkish actress Halima Sultan the brand ambassador instead of Pakistani actresses, it is a slap in the face,” zhalay sarhadi said. Why do you bring in artists from other countries to promote your products? Why don’t you work with local artists? What are our people afraid of?


Zhalay Sarhadi:

Zhalay Sarhadi, also spelled Zille Sarhadi, (born on June 11, 1981) is a Pakistani television actress, model and former VJ.She has worked in several successful television series. Her notable performance includes in the series

Personal life:

Sarhadi is married to Amir Anees and has a daughter Anaya. She is the niece of television actor Khayyam Sarhadi and granddaughter of Zia Sarhadi.


Zhalay started as an actress. Later she began modeling, appearing in magazines like Libaas and on the ramps. She hosted a reality show Shaadi Online on Geo TV and acted different serials. She did an Item number titled ‘Jawaani’ in a Pakistani film Jalaibee in 2015.

There is something about Zhalay Sarhadi. Her chiseled features and charming personality attracted viewers from her very first entry into TV. Zhalay Sarhadi has been part of showbiz since she was a child. “My paternal side of the family has been associated with performing arts for almost a century now,” says Zhalay.

However, Zhalay gives credit to veteran actor Saajid Hasan for her professional entry into dramas. “Saajid Hasan, was the one who encouraged me in my initial years as a TV actor,” tells Zhalay. During her early days on TV, she also hosted a reality show ‘Shaadi Online’ on Geo TV and gained immense popularity among masses.

Zhalay has acted in countless dramas and serials. Some of her most popular serials include ‘Madiha Maleeha’, ‘Uraan’, ‘Virasat’, ‘Kahi Unkahi’, ‘Digest Writer’ and ‘Noor Mahal’. Currently she is working on two drama serials. Zhalay also tried her luck in movies and acted in ‘Ramchand Pakistani’ in 2008. She did a small role as ‘Bunno’ in ‘Jalaibee’ (2015). Her latest movie ‘Chalay Thay Sath’ has just released all over Pakistan. Let’s see what are the likes and dislikes of this talented actress.

How has been the experience of working in ‘Chalay Thay Sath’ so far?

The experience was interesting. As the film itself was something I believed in and the beauty of the places was inspirational.

What are your expectations from the film? Will it be able to make it to box office?

I have no clue as to how it will fare on the box office. I just hope and pray that the stories that make ‘Chalay Thay Saath’ a unique film, get to connect with the audience. If that happens, the by-product would bring good results at the box office.

What is one major difference you have noticed between small screen and big screen?

The size of the screen for one. In actuality that is a major defining factor. Cinema scope allows actors to be larger than life and magnified. Hence acting is at a test. Also story telling can be more visual and less narrative based.

Your favourite international labels:

I am not a brand conscious person. I see designs, colours or cuts that I like. Also, while buying anything I take into consideration the quality of the product.

Your favourite photographers:

Akif Ilyas, Zara Tareen, Rizwaan, Kashif Rashid, Shahbaz, Jaffer Hasan and Fayyaz Ahmed are some I have worked with and loved a lot.

What do you usually wear in daily life?

Jeans and a top.

What is one cosmetic you cannot do without?


When stepping out, do you wear makeup all the time?

Nope not at all. Just sun block.

Your idea of romance:

Cuddling with my husband on the beach on a cold winter’s night.

One thing you like best about yourself

My ability to think the best of people. It’s also the one thing I hate about myself.


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