Turkish actor will play Salahuddin Ayyubi in the Pak-Turk series.
The news was confirmed by Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui during an interview to Independent Urdu, who has facilitated the agreement between Turkey’s Akli Films and Pakistan’s Ansari and Shah films.
According to Adnan, 75 percent of the show cast will be Turkish including Ayyubi. The actor revealed that the team is currently in the final stages of casting the actor and his name will be revealed soon. The show, which is set to go on floors in March 2022, consists of three seasons of four episodes each, Adnan asserted.
Last week, Pakistan and Turkey jointly announced the production of a drama series on the rule of Sultan Salahuddin Ayyubi, the founder of the Ayyubi Empire. The series will be dubbed in a number of languages, the most prominent of which are Turkish and Urdu.
Born in Tikrit, Iraq, Salahuddin Ayyubi is also known as the ‘Conqueror of Jerusalem’, taking over the region in 1138. Elaborating on the popularity of the historic figure, Dr Ansari explained that ‘Salahuddin Day’ is celebrated in honour of Salahuddin Ayyubi every year on June 9 in Norway.