The entertainment industries of Turkey and Pakistan are set to collaborate on a fantastic project. According to media reports, the two are in works to produce a television series on the life of Salahuddin al-Ayyubi – a revered Muslim general popularly known in the West as Saladin.
Pakistan’s Ansari & Shah Films have extended an offer to the Turkish producer Emre Konuk, owner of Turkey’s Akli Films, to join hands on the project. Sources state that Emre Konuk has wholeheartedly welcomed the offer.
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The Turkish producer took to Twitter on Saturday to announce that the two big names of the entertainment industry have reached an agreement, and the project has now been set in motion.
A happy news on a blessed Friday night! Contract signed between Akli Films and Ansari&Shah Films about ‘Sultan Selahaddin Ayyubi’. I wish that the joint international project is beneficial to our country and our art world.
Here is the original tweet:
Kutlu bir cuma akşamında mutlu bir haber! Akli Film ve Ansari Shah Film arasında “Sultan Selahaddin Eyyübi” dizi projesi için anlaşma imzalandı. Türkiye ve Pakistan işbirliği ile hazırlanacak uluslararası proje ülkemize ve sanat dünyamıza hayırlı olsun. #SelahaddinEyyübi pic.twitter.com/3MVOlDjVE4
— Emre KONUK (@emrekonukk) August 20, 2021
It seems that the Turkish director seems excited to be part of the project. In a statement, Konuk said:
I am happy to realize the project despite being aware of the difficulty in portraying this great person who left his mark in history worldwide.
About the television series – Salahuddin al-Ayyubi
According to details, the drama series will feature actors from both Turkey and Pakistan. However, the series will be shot in Turkey entirely.
Sources state that the drama will have three seasons, and it will be based on the life of Salahuddin al-Ayyubi – the brave man who defeated the crusaders and recaptured Jerusalem in 1187.
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