After breaking the world document for essentially the most new subscribers on YouTube, the Turkish drama “Diriliş Ertuğrul” (“Resurrection: Ertuğrul”) has grow to be a serious hit in Pakistan and its producer is prepared to take steps for a coproduction.
Mehmet Bozdağ, who can also be the screenwriter of the drama, informed Anadolu Agency (AA) that Muslims shouldn’t solely work collectively in politics and commerce but in addition in tradition and the arts, and businesspeople ought to make investments in the sphere of artwork.
“I’m stunned that we didn’t make any collaborations until today as a result of we name one another brother nations,” stated Bozdağ, referring to Turkey and Pakistan. “However, we’ve by no means signed a deal in the sphere of tradition and arts. So then, the place is the fellowship?”
He stated there needs to be joint initiatives in which producers and actors come collectively. “When considered one of us is in bother, each nations are mobilized. But we must also do that act on higher days and arrange days of tradition not solely in the cinema but in addition in the sphere of delicacies, museums and historical past. We shall share our experiences with Pakistan and they need to share theirs with us, and collectively we are going to signal world-shaking offers,” the producer stated.
Bozdağ stated he anticipated the collection to entice consideration in Pakistan, however he by no means thought that might occur in such a short while. He emphasised that he’s particularly completely satisfied that the present is standard in Pakistan.
“Even if Turkey and Pakistan have separate borders, the souls are of 1 nation,” he stated.
After receiving a level in historical past, Bozdağ stated he got here up with the thought of a drama on how the Ottoman Empire was established, earned its success all through the world and have become an vital Islamic empire. “With these steps, we got here up with a narrative of 5 seasons, and it’ll proceed as ‘Kuruluş: Osman’ (‘The Ottoman’),” he stated.
When the collection first got here out, it shortly climbed to the highest of the rankings in Turkey, and Bozdağ emphasised that after it was launched overseas, many individuals transformed to Islam. The collection’ crew had labored to convey the venture to the display for one 12 months, and the actors educated for over 9 months to play their characters, in accordance to Bozdağ.
“When we began this venture, we weren’t ready to discover educated horses that ran on the similar time, tents weren’t produced and what individuals ate in the course of the 13th century was a dilemma. When writing the story, I used to be 30 years outdated, the corporate was new and no one believed in the venture. After I wrote down the story, we invited a painter from Mongolia, and he depicted the story, and so the actors noticed the venture and had religion in it,” Bozdağ stated.
He burdened that there have been gaps in historic information concerning the period, and in these circumstances, they brainstormed their very own concepts to fill the gaps.
“While imagining, we by no means forgot concerning the actuality of the interval and the spirit of Islam. All of the historic dramas around the globe do the identical factor. We aren’t the primary ones to provide you with this methodology,” he stated.
The producer stated his mindset got here from the historical past of a 1,000-year-old faith, Islam, and due to this fact he emphasised that he didn’t provide you with situations in response to the West, Orientalism or Islamophobia. “I’m not doing this for Hollywood or Bollywood or anybody who hates Islam,” he stated.
“We want to re-explain the artwork of Islam and the Islamic world as a result of this artwork and historical past is a transcendent artwork from the Taj Mahal to the Alhambra. Today, we’ve to inform the entire world concerning the lovely voice of Islam,” he stated. Bozdağ famous that the set of the drama was visited by 25 state leaders.