Actor Neelum Munir recently shared her thoughts on the controversy surrounding popular Turkish TV show Diriliş: Ertuğrul.  Munir in an Instagram post talked about how people should move past borders and focus on the nature of content instead.

“Even though I respect views of everyone in my fraternity but I feel it’s not the matter of Turkish content or Pakistani content. We should look beyond and understand that its Islamic content, which has so much wisdom and teaches us the history and the values of Muslims,” she said.

Munir went on to add that the show was similar to reading a book on Islamic history. “They gave their lives for justice and remained on Allah’s path. And they kept Islam alive. It’s like reading a book which is full of the great history of Muslims. Let’s just feel proud of our Islamic heritage and get motivated and also create content in Pakistan which we should also be proud of.”

Many in the comments agreed with Munir and appreciated her message.  Among those commenting was non-other than Turkish actor Gülsim Ali who plays Aslıhan Hatun in the show Diriliş: Ertuğrul. She thanked Munir for all the kind words about the show.  “Thank you Neelam Munir Khan. Thank you for the nice compliments. Love you and your heart is so beautiful, wish you all the best,” Ali said.

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To this Munir replied by praising Ali’s performance in the show.  “It’s my pleasure Gülsim Ali. You really deserve appreciation. You have performed beautifully and did justice to your role. I hope you can come to Pakistan one day. Allah Kareem,” she said.

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To this Ali replied by saying that she too hopes to one day come to Pakistan.

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