Karachi: Actress Shahira Jalil has said that despite selecting Pakistani actors for the Turkish drama Salahuddin Ayubi, the work was not given.
Actress Shahira Jalil claimed in an interview that 6000 Pakistani actors were interviewed for the Turkish drama Salahuddin Ayubi, which was jointly produced by private production houses of Pakistan and Turkey, out of which 60 were selected.
Shahira further said that along with her, Ayesha Umar, Ashna Shah, Alizeh Shah and Arsalan Naseer, other big actors were given golden tickets, but none of the actors were called for the work.
The actress said that she was happy to be cast with senior actors and a WhatsApp group of selected actors was also created, but unfortunately she was not told till now what happened to Pakistani actors with golden tickets. Not including a Pakistani actor in Salahuddin Ayyubi is a loss for Pakistan. Even in the trailer of the drama, no Pakistani was shown.
Actors Humayun Saeed and Adnan Siddiqui are among the producers of the Turkish drama Salahuddin Ayubi.
According to Shahira Jalil, there is nepotism in the showbiz industry, but no one could realize it. Casting couch is also a part of the industry but the new girls are intelligent and don’t get fooled by other people including directors.