Leading Pakistani filmmaker Syed Noor has revealed that he stopped watching the famous Turkish drama Ertugrul Ghazi after watching only 2 episodes. Speaking on the private TV GNN comedy show 'Taroon Se Karin Baatein', the filmmaker said that he did not like Turkish drama. The filmmaker said this at a time when more than 80 episodes of Turkish drama have been aired on Pakistan Television (PTV) and the drama has set new records of popularity in Pakistan.
Ertugrul Ghazi has been airing on PTV since the end of April at the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan and now the drama is being aired more than once a week. Ertugrul Ghazi set new records of popularity in Pakistan and also made the drama the most-watched drama in Pakistan on YouTube. Pakistani showbiz personalities were also divided over the issue of Ertugrul Ghazi. Several personalities were opposed to airing Turkish dramas on PTV. However, many personalities also expressed happiness over airing of foreign dramas on state TV.
Showbiz figures who opposed the airing of Ertugrul Ghazi on PTV said they were not against Turkish drama but against running it on state TV. However, some showbiz personalities even called Ertugrul Ghazi a useless drama and such personalities include filmmaker Syed Noor. Speaking on GNN's 'Taroon Se Karin Baatein' program on July 10, Syed Noor revealed that he had watched two episodes of Ertugrul Ghazi on Netflix a year ago.
The filmmaker said that he did not like Turkish dramas, which is why he stopped watching more episodes of the drama. According to Syed Noor, Ertugrul Ghazi's team has only 4 horses, which are being shown from both sides. In response to a question, the filmmaker said that if given a chance, he would make a film on Muhammad bin Qasim, in which he would show the time when Islam had not spread here and he would try to show how Islam came here?
Speaking on the occasion, the filmmaker said that he has been reading a book on Seerat-ul-Nabi in recent days, which has given him a lot of new insights.