Turkish actress Esra Bilgiç has become a household name in Pakistan due to the insane popularity of Diriliş: Ertuğrul. The actress was recently announced as the goodwill ambassador for PSL franchise, Peshawar Zalmi, but it appears to have irked many.
Her fans in the country were over the moon with the news of her appointment and they still are very happy to see her support Peshawar Zalmi.
Esra Bilgiç even made an elegant appearance in the team’s anthem, Kingdom along with its brand ambassadors Mahira Khan, Hania Aamir and Ali Rehman Khan.
Peshawar Zalmi chairman, Javed Afridi took to his social media to announce that Esra Bilgiç has officially joined the Zalmi family. He wrote,
WELCOME ESRA BILGIC @esbilgic TO THE ZALMI FAMILY.
After that, the Ertuğrul star also shared her excitement about getting on board with the PSL team. The actress shared a photo of herself and said she will be supporting the team throughout the tournament. She wrote in both English and in Urdu, however, she made a little mistake.
Esra wrote that she is proud to join the team, but she accidentally mixed the gender for verbs and wrote, ‘karunga’ instead of ‘karungi’.
From now on, I’m a part of the Zalmi family. So proud to be supporting the team with you. ⚡️💛 اب میں زلمی فیملی کا حصہ ہوں۔ مجھے فخر ہے کہ میں آپ کے ساتھ ٹیم کی حمایت کروں گا۔.⚡️💛 #ZKINGDOM #MahiraEsraHania #YellowStorm #PeshawarZalmi pic.twitter.com/iUHOz8SD5L
— Esra Bilgiç (@esbilgic) February 20, 2021
The actress was trolled for her poor Urdu. Some even mocked her saying, if she doesn’t know the language, she shouldn’t use it.
Goggle traslation😂 "kron ga" is used for boys and girls use "kron gi"👉two words in the end of sentence in urdu😂😂😂
— Anabia………. (@Anabia27319773) February 20, 2021
اردو ہم شرمندہ ہیں آپ کے قاتل ابھی زندہ ہیں 😃😃😂😂🤣
— Alam Khan Rajam(AKR)🇵🇰 (@khan_rajam) February 20, 2021
حمایت کرو گا🤣🤣🤣۔
— Samiullah (@SamDars11) February 20, 2021
Cultural stereotypes were also brought in.
پشاور میں ایسے ہی بولا جاتا ہے 😂
— Shams Ul Islam (@shamsishere) February 20, 2021
کوئی نہیں یار پٹھان بھی تو ایسے ہی بولتی ہے 😀
— Taha Rasheed (@taharasheed21) February 23, 2021
آخر میں جو "گا" لکھا ہے، اس سے کنفرم ہو گیا ہے کہ آپ پشاور زلمی کو سپورٹ کر رہی ہیں.. 😂 😂
— Doc_Says®️ (@Doc_BilalKhalid) February 20, 2021
Few netizens came out in support for the actress and highlighted the fact that Urdu is not her first language, hence, we shouldn’t troll her for it.
Its okay if she has written گا instead of گی۔ coz its not her native language. And everyone should be given this margin of mistakes when they are using different language. ✌
— Mnahal (@MnahalTahir) February 20, 2021