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Ertugrul’s Abdur Rehman Alp, Celal Al, had a wonderful time in Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the Pakistani entertainment sector to produce quality content like Ertugrul to provide the youth with an alternative to the substandard and glamourized content.

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Turkish actor, Celal Al, who played the character of Abdur Rehman Alp in Dirilis Ertugrul met Prime Minister Imran Khan in Pakistan on Thursday.

Turkish delegation met with PM Imran Khan

The Ertugrul actor is part of the Turkish delegation which includes the producer of Dirilis Ertugrul, Kamal Tekdin. Turkish delegation and Pakistani actors including Adnan Siddiqui and Humayun Saeed later in the day met PM Imran Khan at the Prime Minister House. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz, Kashmir Committee Chairman Shehryar Khan Afridi were also present during the meeting.


PM Imran Khan was briefed on the proposed television series on the role of the famous sub-continent personality, Turk Lala, in the Khilafat Movement. The series will be jointly produced by Pakistan and Turkey.

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While talking to the attendees of the meeting, PM Khan said that Pakistani dramas were popular globally until the 1980s. He added that Pakistani entertainment needs to promote the local cultural values to save the youth from social evils by watching the western content.

He urged the Pakistani entertainment sector to produce quality content like Ertugrul to provide the youth with an alternative to the substandard and glamourized content.

“If the Pakistani film and drama industry presents quality local production, it will not only progress but also provide the youth with the alternative of substandard and glamourised content, which will be welcomed like Ertugrul,” he said.

Kamal Tekdin, the Turkish producer, appreciated Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of broadcasting Turkish series in Pakistan. He said both Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan share the same vision of promoting awareness among the youth about their history and culture through the art industry.

Abdur Rehman Alp met Pakistani actors

On the other hand, Turkish actor Celal Al posted his activities in Islamabad on his Instagram account. He appreciated the warm welcome given by the Pakistani hosts.

His pictures with the Pakistani actors Saeed and Siddiqui went viral on social media. He also met actor Imran Abbas.

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Siddiqui shared pictures with him on his Instagram account. The Pakistani actor showered the Turkish actor with immense praise. He wrote, “The man in the middle stands tall in physical appearance and commands immense respect as an actor-star too. Abdur Rehman on-screen and real-life Cel AL has won many hearts in Pakistan with his role of a valorous warrior who is distinct in actions and thoughts. We were no exception! Look at the grins on our faces! For the entire time, he was in the room, it was bursting with an infectious joie de vivre. Didn’t feel like we were meeting him for the first time.”

Adnan Siddiqui continued, “Though he says he’s fallen in love with Pakistan and our hospitality, I must tell you, my friend, you have got two fans for life in megastar Mr. Humayun Saeed and a fairly popular actor yours truly.”

He added, “Sharing some candid and some posed shots from our meeting with the Turkish delegation that includes producer of the famous Ottoman epic Diriliş: Ertuğrul, Mr. Kamal Tekdin, our honorable ministers Mr. Shaheryar Afridi and Mr. Shibili Faraz with Dr. Kashif Ansari of Ansari films.”