Did you know that Esra Bilgic is going to be an ambassador for Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2021? Well… we are still waiting for an official statement in this regard. However, there are some of the indications that depict so and we have a mixed reaction on that.
Just take a flashback to the Esra Bilgic’s story on Instagram that was a picture of Islamia College, Peshawar and she captioned it as “The City of Flowers.” It went viral on social media within a few seconds as everyone could think of only one thing and that was, ‘Esra is in Pakistan?’
This speculative idea about Esra’s story spread like a fire over the internet and fans wondered if they will be able to see her soon to break something big about her visit to Pakistan. However, there is no such news yet.
Now, you must be remembering the time when Peshawar Zalmi’s owner Javed Afridi lit up Twitter by asking if fans want to see Esra Bilgic as an ambassador of the team in PSL. He had written:
“What if we offer (the role of brand ambassadorship) to Halime Sultan as well?”
Fans are so excited to know that if it has actually come true and Esra’s story picture was also related to it. Well… no one can say anything on confirmatory grounds until any official statement surfaces.
Why Esra Bilgic As Peshawar Zalmi’s Ambassador Not Acceptable?
Do you know why Esra Bilgic cannot be acceptable as Peshawar Zalmi’s ambassador? Sounds interesting yet concerning at the same time. Right? Wait! It is not our opinion!
Here is a noteworthy personality who thinks this way and here we have got further details:
Here Is What Sharmeen Obaid Had To Say about Esra Bilgic!
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is a name not unknown to anyone. The Oscar-winner Sharmeen said while expressing her concern regarding Esra’s selection as an ambassador to Peshawar Zalmi team as:
“I find this hilarious! A Turkish actress whose country doesn’t even play the sport will now be a mascot for cricket?”
She further added:
“What happened to Pakistani actresses by the way? Did they all disappear that we have to get foreign ones? Whatever is left of our industry will die if you keep paying Turkish actors for jobs Pakistani actors can do!”
What do you think about Sharmeen Obaid’s concern and your opinion on it?
The Reaction on Sharmeen’s Post!
After Sharmeen’s post on Instagram, a user criticized Obaid-Chinoy by accusing her of giving work to foreign actors herself. In response to this, Sharmeen responded as:
“You don’t know anything about the industry. How can you say it’s good for Pakistan? We have a very small industry that we have to protect. Once we grow, we can open up.”
It was not something to meet its windup smoothly. She thereby asked the fan to do his research before making such claims. She continued expressing her stance as:
“This isn’t about close-mindedness or jealousy. This is being practical given the resources we have. Since most of you don’t care about the Pakistani film industry, let me lay it out for you. If you stop sponsoring your own actors and actresses, whatever is left of the industry will die. But trolls like you don’t care that you can take a punt at me! Good luck with that.”
The fans from Pakistan are quite excited to see Esra though. However, here is another glimpse of reaction in comments and response by Sharmeen!
Our industry has an amazing lot of actors who must be considered first for this ambassadorship specifically when it is about sports. We have seen Esra endorsing different Pakistani brands in the recent past. However, our celebrities don’t seem to be much happy with this idea.
What do you think about Esra Bilgic being an ambassador to Peshawar Zalmi and not anyone from our own industry? Don’t forget to share your valuable feedback with us!