Ertugrul (Resurrection: Ertugrul) lead actor Engin Altan Duzyatan, in an interview with BBC Asian Network, said Pakistani people love well-crafted stories.
He said, “When we were filming, we knew from the beginning that it [Dirilis: Ertugrul] was going to be a memorable series. However, this much attention, even I didn’t imagine. We are very grateful.
“We know for a fact that Turkish popularity increased after the TV series, which is great news. We are really glad.
“I think both Turkish people and Pakistani people love well-crafted stories. Turkish series are successful at conveying a touching sense of drama to the audience.
“I love Ertugrul Ghazi’s vision, strength, purpose in life and all of his values. He is an admirable person. I’m really happy that I could portray his life.”
Earlier, Engin Altan Duzyatan expressed gratitude after the show hit over 100 million views in Pakistan in 18 days. The actor wrote in his Instagram stories, “I love you, Pakistan. Thank you for watching us, I hope I can come to meet you all one day.”
Noreen speaks to lead actor #EnginAltan about the success of the historical Turkish series in Pakistan and around the world
— BBC Asian Network (@bbcasiannetwork) June 25, 2020