The photos shared on Ansari-Shah Films’ social media on July 28, 2022, show the set of the upcoming series “Selahaddin Eyyubi” in Istanbul. (Photos by @ansarishahfilms/Twitter)
Salahuddin Ayyubi Series: Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui has revealed in a virtual tour from Istanbul on Saturday the set of the highly anticipated Pakistani-Turkish drama series on the life of the famed 12th-century Muslim commander Salahuddin Ayyubi.
The first sultan of Egypt and Syria and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, Sultan Salahuddin Ayyubi (1138-1193) led the Muslim military campaign against the Crusader states in the Levant. After the battle of Hattin in 1187, he retook Jerusalem from the Crusaders, who had conquered Palestine 88 years earlier.
The TV series, in which 25% of the cast is Pakistani and 75% of the cast is Turkish, is produced by Pakistan’s Ansari & Shah Films and Turkey’s Akli Films.
A Turkish actor will play Sultan Salahuddin Ayyubi Role.
Shooting will start in October, while the first out of 30 episodes are scheduled to be released in December.
Sultan Salahuddin Ayyubi Series
The main set is spread on 200 acres of land, of which 50 acres are for Sultan Salahuddin Ayyubi historical palace in Damascus. The set also features shops and quarters of Muslim and Christian communities of the time, and a mosque is also being constructed in its vicinity.
It’s happening for the first time that Pakistani producers are investing in a Turkish production. Salahuddin Ayyubi was a figure who is liked in Europe as well. He was a leader for the world,”. “As far as Muslims are concerned, audiences will get to see Muslims’ contribution to Islamic history.”
The Pakistani producer, Kashif Ansari from Ansari and Shah Films, told that 16 Muslim and non-Muslim historians have worked on the script for ten months to ensure the story depicts the truth.
“Islam’s true image that the Europian and American countries is not ready to Present will be presented in the series,”. “There is no counter-narrative to how Muslims are otherwise represented in foreign productions.”
the series aims to assemble people “under the flag of humanity.”
“The production will show good and bad people in every religion. Key themes tackled in the series include justice, respect, humanity, and equality, irrespective of one’s religion,” Like “Ertugrul,” a Turkish series that broke viewership records and enjoyed immense popularity in India & Pakistan a couple of years ago.
“The secret to Dirilis: Ertugrul’s success is that it talked about humanity, it talked about justice, It Show real Islam, love, and unity that made people realize this is also a way to live.”