Star dog’s inclusion in hit drama serial rekindles nepotism debate


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RAWALPINDI – Despite being the main attraction of the new hit drama serial Ehd-e-Wafa that the nation is hooked to, and stealing the limelight from Osman Khalid Butt, Ahad Raza Mir, Ahmed Ali Akbar and Wahaj Ali, superstar Zoro’s swift rise to fame has its detractors as well.

Zoro, the Thai Golden Retriever, whose stardom is continuing to skyrocket with every passing day, has been accused of the latest star to reap the benefits of nepotism in the South Asian entertainment industry.

According to sources within the Ehd-e-Wafa production team, Zoro was cast in the drama serial without any auditions, which has prompted critics to argue that such blatant favouritism is the reason why the Pakistani entertainment industry has been on a decline.

“So just because he comes from a star family, we should be okay with him being hired without any competition and due procedure? This is nepotism at its worst!” maintains leading entertainment blogger Huma Aurangzeb.

However, there are many in the industry who back Zoro’s inclusion in Ehd-e-Wafa maintaining that the dog has proven his abilities through his performances.

“Zoro does not need a star family to make a mark in the industry. He’s talented on his own, and will go far based on his own abilities,” reiterates costar Ahad Raza Mir.