KARACHI: A doppelganger of Turkish actor Engin Altan Duzyatan, who played the role of Ertugrul Ghazi in the drama series ‘Dirilis: Ertugrul’, has recently been found in Pakistan.
The Pakistani doppelganger of the Turkish actor named Mustafa Hanif lives in Karachi. He said that before the drama was aired in Pakistan, his friends used to say that its main character resembles me a lot.” When I watched the drama, I also realized that he really does,” he added.
Mustafa Hanif holds a master’s degree in international relations and works for a private company. Before gaining popularity on social media as ‘Pakistani Ertugrul’, he used to run his own YouTube channel and often uploaded videos related to tourism on it.
The Turkish dramas have earned praise in Pakistan but Engin Altan Duzyatan’s part as Ertugrul Ghazi is the most loved character among others in the country.
The play ‘Ertugrul’ highlights Islamic history and culture which has been neglected by the local media and vehemently shunned in the West. Turkish dramas reflect its culture and are the country’s most well known cultural exports.