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Netflix’s South Korean drama Squid Game is winning hearts but Pakistanis are not happy with the show; here’s know why?

South Korean series Squid Game has become Netflix’s biggest original show launch ever. As per the Bloomberg News reports, the show would add about $900 million to the streaming giant’s value. Well, Squid Game is not the first show that brought international fame to Netflix as Spanish drama ‘Money Heist’ and English series, ‘The Crown’ have already worked in the favor of digital platforms. Even in India, People loved Squid Game and it is still trending on the top list but seems like Pakistanis are not happy with the show makers.

Well, the reason is the Pakistani character of Ali Abdul played by Indian actor Anupam Tripathi. Anupam played the role of a Pakistani migrant worker who works in South Korea and because of his poor condition, decides to take part in the deadliest hefty game. Now, Pakistani netizens are bombarding their anger on social media and complaining that why international filmmakers hire Indian actors to play Pakistani descendants. Check out their tweets here –

Written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, it stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung. The series, distributed by Netflix, was released worldwide on September 17, 2021. The show received critical acclaim and attracted international attention. Within a week of its release, it became one of Netflix’s most-watched programs in several regional markets.

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