Pakistan Television (PTV) has reportedly made a profit of a whooping Rs.42 crore from the Urdu dubbed broadcast of the Turkish series, Dirilis Ertugrul. The state-run television had telecast the show on the recommendations of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The show which began its broadcast in April-May this year broke all popularity records in Pakistan.
Since the famous Turkish series “Dirilis:Ertugrul” aired in Pakistan, brands have been racing to choose the actors as face of their brand. Earlier Esra Bilgic who played Halime Sultan, Engin Altan Duzyatan, the protagonist of the show, collaborated with some Pakistani labels. Now Cengiz Coşkun and Nurettin Sönmez, who play the characters of Turgut Alp and Bamsi Beyrek, have joined hands with J..
Dirilis: Ertugrul fever is far from over in Pakistan, even so the series has inspired a local channel to produce a drama based on Sindh’s history. Kawish Television Network (KTN) Entertainment just released a teaser for their upcoming drama, which will be called ‘Raj Rani’. In the trailer actors clad in metallic looking costumes can be seen doing some intense sword fighting.
The most sought after celebrity in Pakistan, Esra Bilgic, known for her role as Halime Sultan has joined QMobile as its ambassador. Popular for her role in famous Turkish series Dirilis: Ertugrul, Esra had hinted that she will be working with few Pakistani brands. QMobile shared the news on social media, adding that Esra will be ambassador for View Max Pro series.
The community members of an area in Lahore have paid tribute to the warrior hero of Turkish television series, Dirilis: Ertugrul , by erecting a statue of Ertugrul in their neighbourhood. The warrior in the statue in the Maraghzar Housing Scheme situated along the Multan Road is seen carrying a sword and riding a horse.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has stated that foreign dramas will have a ‘devastating’ long-run effect on Pakistani productions. The show that was allowed to be broadcast on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, gained massive popularity in the country. The federal minister used a Tweet to exclaim his ‘surprise’ at the PTV for “taking pride on other countries productions”.
Popular Turkish show Dirilis: Ertugrul’s cast sent their condolences to Pakistanis after the lives lost in Friday’s PK-8303 plane crash. The Dirilis Ertugrul cast took to social media and condoled over the deaths of passengers on the PIA plane. They expressed grief on the loss of precious human lives.
Turkish actor Esra Bilgic who plays Halima Sultan in the popular series Diriliş: Ertuğrul may be on her way to Pakistan once the current pandemic crisis settles. In a lovely exchange with a Pakistani fan on Instagram, Bilgic revealed how she was humbled by the love she had received in the country. On a picture of Bilgic a Pakistani fan had talked about the show’s impact in Pakistan to which Esra replied.
With the popularity of Dirilus Ertugrul, rumours started floating about Humayun Saeed working on the remake of the super-hit Turkish soap. Huamyun Saeed clarified and denied all the rumours regarding remake of Ertugrul. However, the actor did share that he had seen the drama around two years ago and had thought about making a historical drama.
The Turkish television series Ertugrul has become a super-hit across Asia as Pakistan television channel PTV is trying to make the most out of this. It is mobilising fans and viewers to break a YouTube world record. The show gained a strong fan base in the country after Prime Minister Imran Khan had urged people to watch it.