Hiring Esra Bilgic is a slap on our faces: Zhalay Sarhadi

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Endorsed by Prime Minister Imran Khan himself, it is no surprise that Dirilis Ertugrul has been breaking records and proving to be one of the most popular television series airing in Pakistan in 2020. Recently Esra Bilgic aka Halime Sultan who is playing the lead role in the serial was appointed as the brand ambassador of a mobile company in Pakistan.

Pakistani celebrities have been sharing mixed reviews when the news of Esra Bilgic working in Pakistan as a brand endorser was out.The latest one was television actress Zhalay Sarhadi. In a recent interview, she spoke against Esra Bilgic being hired for a Pakistani mobile brand. “We have short term gains. If you have chosen Halima and made her a brand ambassador over here, it’s a slap to our faces. It’s an actual slap to our faces. Why are you borrowing a star from another country?”