The first three-hour episode of the drama series has released in Turkish on TRT
It will be dubbed in Urdu and aired on a local TV channel for Pakistani audiences
KARACHI: The first episode of Pakistani-Turkish drama series based on the life of famed 12th century Muslim commander Selahaddin Eyyubi premiered in Karachi on Thursday, with its Pakistani producers saying “we don’t need supermen, we have got our real heroes.”
Eyyubi (1138-1193), the first sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, led the Muslim military campaign against the Crusader states in the Levant, which comprises modern-day Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Israel and certain adjacent areas. After the battle of Hattin in 1187, he retook Jerusalem from the Crusaders who had conquered Palestine 88 years earlier.
Titled ‘Selahaddin Eyyubi,’ the series is a joint production of Pakistan’s Ansari and Shah Films and Turkiye’s Akli Films. It has been shot in Istanbul on a set spread over 200 acres of land, owned by co-producer Kashif Ansari. The show has been produced in Turkish language but it will soon be dubbed in Urdu, English and Arabic for audiences worldwide.
“This drama is not just for Muslims. It is our little attempt to show the world that it is possible to live in peace,” Junaid Ali Shah of Ansari and Shah Films told Arab News on the sidelines of the premiere.
“We don’t need supermen, we don’t need ironmen, we have got our real heroes and it’s about time the whole media industry started to...
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