Actor Anoushey Ashraf recently schooled Yasir Hussain on a local magazine’s Instagram post after a screenshot of his Insta story went viral.
Within the story, Hussain compared the importance local talent receives in Pakistan as opposed to foreign talent concerning a tweet showcasing the ‘Pakistani Turgut and Pakistani Ertuğrul.’
“Inko koi nahi poochega (no one will pay heed to them),” he wrote. “Kyunke ghar ki murgi daal barabar or bahar ka kachra bhi maal barabar (Because home-cooked chicken is equivalent to lentils while international garbage is still worth cashing on),” he said.
Following this, Ashraf asked everyone to “gently remind Yasir that no one is kachra (garbage).” She then elaborated on the “unspoken bond of mutual respect” that artists from around the world must share, irrespective of their nationality.
Nevertheless, after Ashraf’s response started circulating, the Jhooti actor defended his stance by clarifying that he was not targeting Ertuğrul stars, but was instead addressing the bigotry that he believes exists in the local media industry and among the general public when it comes to choosing between foreign celebrities, content or products, as opposed to local ones.