In an exciting collaborative effort between Pakistan and Turkey, the highly-anticipated series, “Kudüs Fatihi Selahaddin Eyyubi,” is gearing up for release. TRT 1, in partnership with Uğur Güneş, Adnan Siddiqui, and other notable producers, has revealed the much-awaited teaser for this historical series. This production explores the life of the esteemed Muslim ruler and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. It focuses on his remarkable achievement in capturing Jerusalem during the Crusades and is set to premiere on TRT 1 on November 13 of this year.
Previously, accomplished Pakistani actors, including Humayun Saeed and Adnan Siddiqui, joined forces with Dr. Kashif Ansari, Ahmet Faruk Bakacak, and Dr. Junaid Ali Shah to bring this epic project to life. Siddiqui took to Instagram to share the teaser and wrote an emotional message, inviting viewers to witness the epic tale of Selahaddin Eyyubi, a true warrior king. He expressed gratitude to the dedicated team, which includes Shah, Ansari, Saeed, and the production companies, Ansari-Shah Films and Akli Films, all contributing to this highly-anticipated historical production.
The leading role of Sultan Selahaddin Eyyubi is portrayed by the renowned Turkish actor Uğur Güneş, known for his role in another famous TRT historical series, “Diriliş: Ertuğrul,” where he played Tugtekin Bey. The production of Selahaddin Eyyubi is taking place on an expansive set that meticulously replicates the ancient city of Damascus, sprawling over a vast 200-acre area. This intricately designed set includes detailed recreations of mosques, bustling bazaars, grand palaces, and historic homes.
In October 2021, the producers from both countries had the honor of meeting with former Prime Minister Imran Khan to announce their joint venture. During the meeting, Khan emphasized the importance of acquainting the younger generation with Muslim history and expressed optimism that cross-media collaborations would be beneficial in achieving this goal. He stressed that the series about the life of Selahaddin Eyyubi would serve to educate the youth about his historic significance, highlighting the need for historical narratives in dramas and films, as opposed to routine topics.