Former cricketer, Shahid Afridi, Cengiz Coskun, and anchorperson Waseem Badami had interesting conservation in Eid show. In which former cricketer, Shahid Afridi revealed that he was obsessed with Turkish series, Dirilis Ertugrul. He said he finished the 500-episode Turkish series Resurrection Ertugrul in just 40 days.
He shared about his fixation with the Resurrection Ertugrul in an interview with host Waseem Badami- Ertugrul’s lead actor Cengiz Coskun who played Turgut Alp in the series had joined the program from Turkey through video link.
Shahid Afridi, Cengiz Coskun friendly exchange
Both being athletes and sportsmen, Turkish actor Cengiz Coskun and Shahid Afridi got along well on the show. In the interview, Turkish actor Coskun revealed that he played basketball for 10 years. “Played professionally for three years, but when I got injured, I started modeling, then acting, and now I’m here in front of your eyes,” said Cengiz Coskun.
Shahid Afridi and Cengiz Coskun exchanged friendly gestures on the show. Coskun asked Shahid Afridi to teach him how to play cricket. In return, Shahid Afridi asked him to teach how to use an axe. Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi added that he can’t take up the acting.
“No chance, it’s not my domain and I don’t know how to act,” shared Afridi. “I do TV commercials with great difficulty. It’s not my job at all.”
During the conversation, Shahid Afridi revealed that he is a big fan of the Turkish series Resurrection Ertugrul.
Shahid Afridi-big fan of Resurrection Ertugrul
“Some of my friends were pushing me to watch this drama. When they told me it had 500 episodes, I said, ‘Are you crazy’? My schedule was very busy. But once I went to Bangladesh for matches, that’s when I started watching it, and this was one and a half years ago. I liked the drama so much, I finished it in just 40 days.”
“My daughters were always saying, ‘Papa you’re not giving us attention’ and I would tell them it’s addictive. ‘Once you watch it, you’ll see’. And now I’m rewatching it with them. When Halime died and Ertugrul cried, that made everyone cry in my home,'” said Afridi. Shahid Afridi hailed the series and said that the show gives a message of how a real Muslim should be.
Cengiz Coskun also said that he also watched every episode of the serial. He said he used to watch the series to check what he did, didn’t do, where he went wrong. He revealed that using an ax wasn’t part of his character’s history but his own choice, to stand out as unique.
“I wanted every character to have a difference, a specialty for the story,” said Coskun. He said he didn’t want to be usual. He said he got himself trained for three months every day – riding horses and learning how to use weapons.
Cengiz Coskun thanked Pakistan, Imran Khan
Cengiz Coskun expressed his views on the broadcast of five seasons of Dirilis Ertugrul and the response the show received in Pakistan. He also thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for asking his countrymen to watch the show.
“When we started the story, everyone said we couldn’t do it,” the Turkish actor revealed. “I was only hoping one day it’s going to be very famous in Islamic countries. Then when I heard that the show was being aired in Pakistan, I was hoping people would love it because of our country’s friendship and brotherhood. But this kind of response was more than I had even expected.”
Cengiz Coskun had a candid interview with Waseem Badami. The host asked him several questions related to his personal life and working in serial Dirilis Ertugrul. The interview began with Waseem Badami and Cengiz Coskun exchanging Eid greetings.
When asked about his personal life, if he is married, Cengiz said he is not married yet but he is committed. Cengiz Coskun aka Turgut Alp said he was born in Istanbul. The actor said he got to know about his popularity in Pakistan through social media. He said he has received marriage proposals from the on Instagram.