Here’s Why Pakistanis Are Unhappy With Netflix Show ‘Squid Game’

South Korean show ‘Squid Game’ has become Netflix’s biggest show with more than 111 million viewership in just one month of its release. Squid Game has an ensemble cast of Lee-Jung-Jae, Park Hae-Soo, Jung Ho-Yeon, O Yeong-Su, Gong Yoo Wi Ha-Joon, Anupam Tripathi amongst others. While the show is receiving rave reviews and appreciation from around the world, the Pakistani audience is unhappy. And we’ll tell you why!

Actor Anupam Tripathi plays a pivotal role in ‘Squid Game’. His character of Ali (player number 199) is being widely loved and appreciated for his innocence. His fan following on social media has significantly risen since the launch of the show. But the audience from Pakistan is unhappy that the Pakistani character is being played by an Indian-origin actor.

Anupam Tripathi originally hails from Delhi and is now settled in South Korea. This information has upset the Pakistani audience of the show who complain that the makers should have cast a Pakistani actor for the role of Ali. They are showing their disappointment on Twitter.

A user wrote, “Just Finished Netflix series Squid Games season 1, A good show but 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?”

Check out some of the tweets:

Anupam Tripathi was born in Delhi, India. He has been studying and working in South Korea for 11 years now. Talking about his sudden popularity, Anupam said, “Till Sep 17, I knew about 3000 people. A few hours after the show went live, I started getting messages and that has not stopped yet. It was amazing to see my Instagram followers growing from 50,000 to 1.5 million and so on. I never expected this sort of response and I am very happy that this happened.”

Anupam currently has 3.8 million followers on Instagram.

Talking about the show, the Squid Game IMDB rating is 8.2/10.

Also Watch: Indian Celebs Play ‘Squid Game’ On Instagram

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