Selahaddin Eyyubi: Some captivating details about the historical drama are finally out. So exciting to know that it will be one of the biggest projects between Turkey and Pakistan. This TV series will be about the great fearless Sultan Selahaddin, who led the Muslims against the Crusaders. Following are the special attributes of the venture that you need to know.
Selahaddin Eyyubi: Juicy Details
Turkey’s owner of Akli films, Konuk has joined hands with Pakistan’s Ansari&Shah for this amazing project. In a special interview, Dr Junaid Ali Shah from Ansari-Shah films shared some amazing facts about Sultan Selhaddin, founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. All the questions that may come in your head as a fan have been answered.
Why did they chose Selahaddin Eyyubi out of all Muslim leaders?
Shah replied, that if you think about global, peace and harmony or people living peacefully under someone’s rule, it is hard to find an ideal ruler. Only Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Caliph Umar Farooq are two leaders who can fit this category. And the third, would be Sultan Selahaddin Eyyubi, who preached true Islam. He taught us how to live in harmony with other religions and cultures and preached ‘live and let live policy’. Eyyubi is that one character who is a favourite of not only Muslims but Jews and Christians as well. So he is a character of global fame.
What aspects of the ruler will the serial look at?
Shah detailed, we will show how kind and just he was. When he passed away, he did not have many belongings, although he was the greatest Sultan of his era. So he did not live for worldly things. Further, we will depict what our religion teaches us of tolerance, love and accepting others. Furthermore, we will show how to spend life in the way of the true Sunnah (way) of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Will it just be war or will there be romance and family drama?
It will be rather boring if its just swords and wars. Since we need to attract many people to watch it so, yes, there will be a mix of everything.
What is the aim of the serial?
The aim of the serial is to address the misconceptions of Islam in 104 episodes. Further, the goal is to share the real message of the religion that even in turbulent times you can still live with love, harmony and co-existence.
How many languages will be used in dubbing of the project?
The basic language will be Turkish. But it will be dubbed in English, Arabic and Urdu.
How will the costumes be created?
Turkish designers are responsible for the costumes, such as the Sultan’s helmet and swords.
Will parts of the serial be shot in Pakistan?
Yes, there is a strong possibility. The first season will be shot in Turkey, however, the second and third maybe shot in Pakistan. The idea is for both Pakistan and Turkish film industry to learn from each other.
Actors, auditions and production dates
So, does the ground breaking venture have any famous actors? According to Shah, the serial is all about equal opportunities. So new talent will be taken onboard, hence the aura of the whole show is better. Further, auditions in Pakistan will happen under a Turkish casting director and writers. Therefore, it will be a great opportunity for local talent to get international exposure.
Selhaddin Eyyubi will be aired all over the world, in as many countries as possible. Based on 3 seasons, it is hoped to be a block buster production of the century. Production starts in 2022, and the series will be aired by summer 2022.
For the producers, its been tremendously tough setting up this project during the Covid pandemic. But the fans are all the more excited and can’t wait for a teaser. The project is so huge that it will impact the audience for a whole century, or at least that’s the aim of the founders.