Ptv Will Make Drama Series on Zaheeruddin Babar and Mirza Ghalib, Fawad Chaudhry

Ptv Will Make Drama Series on Zaheeruddin Babar and Mirza Ghalib, Fawad Chaudhry

Posted on Aug 26, 2021

Pakistan Television (PTV) will produce a drama series based on the lives of Mughal King Zaheeruddin Babar and the most popular Urdu poet Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, according to Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry.

"After Pakistan Television News, PTV is now innovating in sports and entertainment," Fawad Chaudhry said in a tweet on the social networking site Twitter. According to the Federal Minister, PTV will produce a long drama series about Babar and Ghalib in collaboration with Uzbekistan and Pakistan, and preliminary preparations have already begun.

On July 15, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that he would collaborate with Uzbekistan to produce a film about the life of Zaheeruddin Babar at a press conference in Tashkent, the Uzbek capital. The Prime Minister stated in this regard, "We have decided to make a film about the great Mughal King Zaheeruddin Babar."

According to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Zaheeruddin Babar's descendants ruled India for 300 years, during which time India was one of the world's wealthiest countries, accounting for 24 to 25% of global GDP.  "Under Babar's rule, India was a superpower of its time, and I believe the new generation of Uzbekistan and Pakistan must be aware of this," he said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan went on to say that such films would bring people from both regions together. After that, Imran Khan said, "we'll think about films on Iqbal, Mirza Ghalib, and Imam Bukhari," implying that the two countries will have a strong cultural exchange.

Fawad Chaudhry, on the other hand, has announced that a drama series based on the lives of Mughal kings Zaheeruddin Babar and Mirza Ghalib will be produced. There are currently no details on when the drama series will begin filming or which actors will be involved.

It should be noted that the founder of the Mughal Empire, Zahiruddin Babar, also known as Babar, was born in Uzbekistan on February 14, 1483. At the house of Omar Sheikh Mirza, the governor of Fergana, Zaheer-ud-Din Babar, a descendant of the Mongol ruler Timur, had opened his eyes.

In 1496, he conquered Samarkand, but it was soon lost due to rebellion. Zahiruddin Babar later conquered Kabul in 1504 and defeated Ibrahim Lodhi at Panipat in 1526, defeating the Mughals. He established an empire that lasted for about 300 years, until it was overthrown by Bahadur Shah Zafar.

Zaheer-ud-Din Babar is regarded and described as a great conqueror, but he is also regarded as a poet and writer. Although Din Babar is mentioned in history books, he has never been the subject of a film. Several films about the life of Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar, the third Mughal emperor, have been made.

If we talk about the popular Urdu language poet Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, on the other hand, he is still popular among people of all ages, and his poetry and prose have their own special place. Mirza Ghalib's life has been the subject of numerous films, television shows, and stage productions in Pakistan and India.

Given that this is not the first time a cultural exchange has been announced, the Prime Minister has previously expressed his desire to collaborate with Turkey on a drama series based on Islamic conquests. The Turkish drama series Ertugrul has begun airing on Vision (PTV).

Takdan Films, a Turkish production company, and Ansari Films, a Pakistani production company, agreed to co-produce the drama in November of last year. A TV series based on the life of Sultan Salahuddin Ayubi was announced a few days ago by drama and film production companies in Pakistan and Turkey.




Hamza Sarfraz

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