BOLLYWOOD: Netflix’s ‘Bard of Blood’ has been severely criticized for portraying Pakistan in negative light. Actor Emraan Hashmi and producer Shah Rukh Khan have also faced the wrath of criticism when its trailer hit the internet.
Despite all the backlash, Pakistani actress Humaima Malick has been seen promoting the series through her Instagram and seems to plan on watching the entire show.
Humaima also tagged the show’s lead actor Emraan in the post, with whom she has earlier worked with in a Bollywood film ‘Raja Natwalal’ back in 2014.
When the show’s trailer was released, a number of Pakistani celebrities such as Mehwish Hayat, Mansha Pasha and others raised their voices and demanded action to be taken against the makers of the series.
Bard of Blood’ focuses on former spy-turned-professor Kabir Anand played by Emraan. When a handful of Indian intelligence officers are captured in Pakistan’s province Balochistan, regional expert Anand is deemed the only one who can save them.
‘Bard of Blood’ has begun streaming on September 27.