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Netflix Squid Game: Why Pakistanis not happy with the show? Why do they feel Ali character felt like a slap?

 Indian actor Anupam Tripathi's character Ali Abdul or Player No 199, an undocumented Pakistani migrant worker, has made a few Pakistanis upset; read on


Netflix Squid Game: Why Pakistanis not happy with the show? Why do they feel Ali character felt like a slap RCB
Bangalore, First Published Oct 21, 2021, 10:33 AM IST
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Netflix's popular series Squid Game is universally loved and appreciated, but a few Pakistanis have some complained about why an Indian actor got to play the character of an undocumented Pakistani migrant worker.

Indian actor Anupam Tripathi played Ali Abdul's role, an undocumented Pakistani migrant worker in South Korea with his wife and a one-year-old son. His character has won many hearts because of his soft and gentle, kind nature also that he was a very good player. 

However, many Pakistanis on Twitter started questioning why the Squid Game makers hired Indians to play a Pakistani character? A Twitter user wrote: “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?”

One user from Pakistani pointed out a similar incident in Money Heist, in which Indian actor Ajay Jethi played the role of a Pakistani hacker called Shakir.  

One female user from Pakistan said an Indian actor for a Pakistani character felt like a slap in the face. She wrote: “Being pakistani myself, i am kind of disappointed that they cast an indian actor for a paki character in squid game instead of just casting a paki actor,or better yet, made modifications to his character so he could be indian cuz tbh it feels like a slap in the face”. Here are some reactions; take a look.

Talking about Netflix’s Squid Game, the show has become the most-watched original and has broken the record of Bridgerton. The show features popular Korean stars like Lee Jung-Jae, Park Hae-soo, Jung Ho-Yeon, O Yeong-Su, Anupam Tripathi, Gong Yoo Wi Ha-Joon and more.

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