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Arslan Naseer of Comics by Arslan rose to fame with Ramazan drama serial Chupke Chupke. Though his debut project was close to his YouTube persona, now he is turning a new leaf with his next role. The actor is among the list of celebrities selected for the Pak-Turk collaboration series Salahuddin Ayyubi.

All selected actors are expected to meet the Production team in Turkey in the first quarter of of 2022.

It is a great news that this long-rumoured project on Salahuddin Ayyubi is actually in the works and the team behind it seems to be leaving no stone unturned in ensuring the series does complete justice to the legendary warrior on whom it’s based.



Producer/superstar Humayun Saeed had some time back shown a keen interest in creating a project based on the life of Salahuddin Ayyubi. At that time, there were also reports that Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar might be roped in as the writer. Staying true to his promise, Humayun has now gone ahead and has officially put the wheels in motion but with a few exceptions.

He and another Pakistani entertainment industry icon Adnan Siddiqui along with partners Dr Junaid Ali Shah (Shah Films) and Dr Kashif Ansari (Ansari Films) have signed an agreement with Turkish producer Emre Konuk (founder of Akli Films and producer and scriptwriter of popular Turkish series The Great Seljuks: Guardians of Justice to produce this mega project. For the record, this will be Humayun, Adnan and their team’s second collaboration with Turkish producers – the first being another highly anticipated and perhaps an even bigger project titled Turki Lala that was announced earlier this year.

Read: Ansari Films & Shah Films in association with Humayun Saeed & Adnan Siddiqui to produce series on Salahuddin Ayyubi

The agreement between the Pakistani and Turkish producers on the production of this new series titled Selahaddin Eyubi was signed in Belgrade.

Humayun also disclosed that 25% of the cast for this project will comprise Pakistani actors who will first be sent to Turkey to learn Turkish as the series will primarily be shot in that language and then dubbed in Urdu. The script will be written by Ahmet Faruk Bakacak who is the Media Communications Director at Akli Films. Both Humayun and Adnan will serve as executive producers on the project which will be financed by Dr Junaid Ali Shah of Shah Films and Dr Kashif Ansari of Ansari films. Bilal Maqsood, formerly of Strings, will be giving the background score as well as composing the title song for the series. Add to that Turkish technical expertise and production skill and we are sure to have a really fantastic project at our hands.

Earlier, Adnan also said that for this to happen, we also need to make the world aware of our great history and the valorous rulers we had. “They have played an important in shaping the world for it is today including Sultan Salahuddin Ayyubi. About time it was celebrated by non-Muslims too,” he said.


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