Ahmed Ali Butt shared his two cents on Pakistani characters being played by Indian actors in web series on OTT platforms.
Taking to Instagram, Butt reacted to Netflix Original Squid Game’s Pakistani character being played by an Indian.
“It’s so frustrating to see Pakistani characters in big TV series being played by Indian actors. Why can’t these productions cast original Pakistani actors for such roles?” he asked on the social app.
“Same goes for films. If you’re making a film and it’s about a Pakistani city, why is it always cheated somewhere else? We really need to make new progressive film policies so that international filmmakers use actual locations and talent from our country rather than cheap substitutes,” he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that many questions were raised in Pakistan on Lahore’s Heeramandi story being picked up by Indian director Sanjay Leela Bhansali in collaboration with Netflix.