Turkish actor Engin Altan Duzyatan, from Resurrection Ertugrul, opened up about appreciation and love getting from Pakistan during an interview on BBC Asian Network.
In an interview, he shared his views on why the serial Dirilis Ertugrul became a huge success in Pakistan. He said the series connects with the people of Pakistan in so many ways. “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,” he said.
The actor then talked about the global success of serial Dirilis Ertugrul. He said, “When we were filming, we knew from the beginning that it was going to be a memorable series.” Engin Altan added, “However, even this much attention? Even I didn’t imagine. We are very grateful.”
Noreen speaks to lead actor #EnginAltan about the success of the historical Turkish series in Pakistan and around the world
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Then, the host Noreen Khan asked the actor what he liked most about the titular character of Ertugrul he played in the series. “I love Ertuğrul 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,” said Engin Altan Duzyatan.
He acknowledged the fact that the serial Dirilis Ertugrul enhances the popularity of Turkey globally and increased tourism in the country.
“We know for a fact that Turkish popularity increased after the TV series, which is great news. We are really glad,” he continued.
Turkish actor wins the hearts of Pakistani fans
Earlier, Engin Altan Duzyatan, won the hearts of Pakistani fans when he sang iconic Dil Dil Pakistan.
In a video circulating on social media, Altan, who plays the lead role in Ertugrul Ghazi, could be seen singing the song.
The Turkish star has won the hearts of millions of fans by essaying the historic role of Ertugrul after the drama series started airing in Pakistan on state-run television.
Engin Altan Duzyatan- Turkish actor who played Ertugrul in Dirilis Ertugrul says he loves Pakistan, in a social media post. He thanked Pakistani fans for an overwhelming response to the serial Dirilis Ertugrul. Moreover, Engin Altan expressed his wish to visit Pakistan soon to meet his fans. Pakistani viewers poured in love and appreciation for Turkish actors on their social media accounts since the broadcast of the first episode of Dirilis Ertugrul on PTV.
Who is Engin Altan Duzyatan?
He is famous for his character of ‘Ertugrul’ in Turkey, across the world, and now in Pakistan. His overpowering performance of a ruler and warrior ‘Ertugrul’ in the series made him an absolute rage globally. Moreover, fans in Pakistan are in awe of his captivating performance. Altan has resurrected the forgotten Muslim warrior Ertugrul of Turkish history through his convincing performance.
Engin Altan Düzyatan is a Turkish film and television actor. He is best known for his role as “Ertugrul”. He made his screen debut in the television series Ruhsar. Then he appeared in Yeditepe İstanbul, Koçum Benim and Alacakaranlık. In 2007, Düzyatan appeared in the series Sevgili Dünürüm with Haluk Bilginer, Sumru Yavrucuk and Nevra Serezli. Following that he appeared in films Cennet (2008) and Mezuniyet (2009). In 2009, he played Doctor Serdar Batur in the series Bir Bulut Olsam with Melisa Sözen and Engin Akyürek, written by Meral Okay.