Turkish actor Nurettin Sonmez who plays Bamsi in the hit show Dirilis: Ertugrul reached out to his Pakistani fans in an Instagram post.
The actor posted a photograph of the Pakistani flag and said: “Special Thanks to Pakistani Followers… For their sincere comments, nice interests and love… Greetings to You All; Pakistan and Other Beautiful Countries.”
Recently, Sonmez’s co-stars Esra Bilgic and Engin Altan Duzyatan replied to some fans and thanked them for the love. Both stars said that they wanted to visit Pakistan soon.
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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 “ 🇵🇰 🇹🇷
The popular Turkish drama series was dubbed in the Urdu language on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The first episode of the show, originally produced by TRT in collaboration with a private company, was aired on PTV on April 25. Its YouTube channel has 2.92 million subscribers and more than 207.31 million views.
The show is based on life of Ertugrul Bey, father of Osman Bey, the 13th-century founder of Ottoman Empire.
The show has sparked a debate in Pakistan’s television and film industry. Many actors such as Shaan Shahid, Yasir Hussain and others are of the opinion that the Turkish soap will hurt the local industry. On the other hand, some actors believe that it is just healthy competition.
I dont mind PTV airing Ertugrul & making millions or billions out of it but Now can they please Stop charging those 35 Rupees from every Pakistanis electricity bill…..every month…since god knows when ??— vasay chaudhry (@vasaych) May 20, 2020
Asking for a Turkish friend 🤷♂️
Recently, actor Neelum Muneer took to her Instagram account to give her two cents about the show.
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Even though I respect views of everyone in my fraternity but I feel it’s not the matter of Turkish content or Pakistani content. We should look beyond and understand that its Islamic content, which has so much wisdom and teaches us the history and the values of Muslims. They gave their lives for justice and remained on Allah’s path. And they kept Islam alive. It’s like reading a book which is full of great history of muslims. Let’s just feel proud of our islamic heritage and get motivated and also create content in Pakistan which we should also be proud of. Allah Kareem
According to Neelum, it is time for feel proud of our Islamic heritage and motivate ourselves to create good content in Pakistan.
Ertugrul’s Alishan Hatun (Gulsim Ali) liked what Neelum had to say and left a comment on her post. The Turkish star wrote: “Thank you for the nice compliments. You and your heart is beautiful, wish you all the best.”
Muneer responded to Ali and said that she really deserved appreciation as she did justice to her role. “I hope you can come to Pakistan one day,” she added.