The Turkish drama "Dirils Ertugrul" is gaining popularity in Pakistan and the number of Pakistani fans of the actors working in it is also increasing.
In the play, 'Ertugrul Ghazi' is played by 41-year-old Engin Altan Düzyatan, while his wife 'Halima Sultan' is played by 28-year-old Esra Bilgic.
Both the actors and especially 'Halima Sultan' are very popular in Pakistan and people started expressing their love for her including following her on social media and telling her how Pakistani fans started liking her.
Over the past three weeks, Pakistani drama fans have commented on the social media accounts of 'Halima Sultan' i.e. Esra Bilgic in her praise.
And people seem to meet them and invite them to come to Pakistan.
Following the comments of such a fan, actress Esra Bilgic i.e. 'Halima Sultan' expressed her desire to come to Pakistan and said that she too is eager to meet Pakistani fans.
Actress Esra Bilgic responded to the Pakistani fan's comment and expressed her love and best wishes for him.
The actress wrote in her reply that the love and support of Pakistani fans have encouraged her and she too is eager to come to Pakistan and meet her fans directly.
Now 2 more actors who have played important roles in this drama have also expressed their desire to come to Pakistan.
One of them is Cavit Çetin Güner who plays the role of Doan Bay (Roshan) and Gulsim Ali Ilhan who plays the role of the righteous woman.
Speaking to Independent Urdu, Cavit Çetin said that he was grateful for the love he received from Pakistan and was happy that the drama received such a good response in Pakistan.
In response to a question, he said that Pakistan is his second home.
He said that he would come to Pakistan soon, during which time people would stay at home and watch Ertugrul Ghazi.
Born in Istanbul on February 21, 1986, Cavit Çetin 's life has been very difficult and he did menial work for educational expenses such as selling water, working in a bakery, being a janitor, and others. He worked in the first commercial in 2003 and the same year started acting with a play.
In 2014, he played the role in Ertugrul, And in the interview, he said that he also received swordsmanship training for 6 months.
They got married for the first time in 2010 but separated two years later. They have a son and on July 31, 2017, they got married for the second time to Khadija Gizem.
Gulsim Ali Ilhan, on the other hand, expressed this desire in an Instagram post.
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Hello Pakistani fans! How thoughtful of you! Thanks a million for your supporting messages and kindly comments . 💐 Your precious compliments make me very happy. I’ve never been in Pakistan before but I hope one day I’ll be there to meet with you after this pandemic period. Till that day take good care of yourselves. Stay in peace and health. 🤲🏼 Wish you all the best from #Turkey , #istanbul and Last but not least “Pakistan Pakistan, cive #pakistan “ 🇵🇰 🇹🇷
Hello Pakistani fans, thank you very much for your messages and comments, your valuable words have made me very happy, I have never seen Pakistan before but I hope to come and meet you one day after the epidemic '
"Until then, take good care of yourself. I wish you all the best from Istanbul," he added.
Finally, he wrote Pakistan, Pakistan Jive Pakistan.
It should be noted that various Turkish dramas have been broadcast on Urdu channels with Urdu dubbing in Pakistan for many years, but the popularity of 'Ertugrul Ghazi' is unprecedented.
The story of the play "Dirilis Ertugrul" predates the establishment of the Ottoman Empire in the 13th century and revolves around a brave Muslim general named Ertugrul, also known as "Ertugrul Ghazi".
All the actors working in this drama became so popular in Pakistan overnight that their fan following is increasing day by day.
The play is also known as Turkey's Game of Thrones and is of great importance in connection with Islamic conquests in the 13th century.
The play shows how in the 13th century the Turkish general Ertugrul bravely fought the Mongols, the Crusaders, and the oppressors and maintained his winning streak.
The play depicts Ertugrul's pre-Ottoman rule, bravery, and love.
The drama has already been aired in 60 countries in different languages before it was presented in Urdu in Pakistan.
The drama is based on five seasons and a total of 179 episodes. The drama was initially aired on TRT in 2014 and is now available on other online streaming channels, including Netflix.