Istanbul/Social Media Desk:
Pakistan and Turkey are collectively bringing a period drama on the life of Salahuddin Ayyubi.
According to TRT World, Turkish producer Emre Konuk, owner of Akli Films, announces signing a new deal with Pakistan’s Ansari & Shah Films to jointly produce a TV series about the life of Salahuddin al-Ayyubi, a revered Muslim general popularly known in the West as Saladin.
The series, featuring actors from Turkey and Pakistan, will be shot in Turkey and is planned to have three seasons.
Having welcomed the project offer from Pakistan’s Ansari & Shah Films, Turkish producer Emre Konuk turned to his Twitter on Saturday dubbed the agreement prolific on a ‘blessed Friday night.’
“A happy news on a blessed Friday night! Contract signed between Akli Films and Ansari & Shah Films about ‘Sultan Selahaddin Ayyubi’,” Konuk tweeted.
Konuk said that “this great person who left his mark in history and all over the world.” He wished that the international, joint project is beneficial “to our country and our art world.”
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
Adnan Siddiqui also took to his Instagram on Saturday and expressed his excitement for the upcoming project.
“Taking our commitment to strengthen ties with Turkey further, we embark on a new chapter of this friendship that, we hope, would lead to exchange of fabulous ideas and talent. It’s a win-win for our industries and our audience who should look forward some good content coming their way,” wrote the actor.
“Have collaborated with …..to produce a magnum opus on the great warrior king, Salahuddin Ayyubi. Please partake in our happiness,” he concluded.