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Inside Adnan Siddiqui and Humayun Saeed's evening spent with Ertugrul's Abdur Rehman Alp

Inside Adnan Siddiqui and Humayun Saeed's evening spent with Ertugrul's Abdur Rehman Alp

The two megastars greeted a Turkish delegation that made its way to Pakistan, which included the actor Celal AL
08 Jan, 2021

It may be a new year but the Ertugrul fever in Pakistan is as fresh as ever — with audiences, fans and even celebrities keeping the fervour alive through some friendly collaborations with one another.

While previously, the desire to meet stood still during lockdown times, now, fans are eager to know what's cooking as flight after flight lands from Istanbul to Pakistan.

Following the visit of lead star Engin Altan Duzayatan who made his way to the country contributing wholeheartedly towards his skyrocketing success, having accepted the invitation of a private business company, a Turkish delegation recently made its way to Pakistan.

Veteran actor Adnan Siddiqui who was part of the visit, shared glimpses of the wonderful evening full of fun on social media.

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"The man in the middle stands tall in physical appearance and commands immense respect as an actor-star too. Abdur Rehman on-screen and real life Celal AL has won many hearts in Pakistan with his role of a valorous warrior who is distinct in actions and thoughts. We were no exception!" the Mere Paas Tum Ho star posted.

"Look at the grins on our faces! For the entire time he was in the room, it was bursting with an infectious joie de vivre. Didn’t feel like we were meeting him for the first time."

He also revealed his personal fan moment, excitedly.

"Though he says he’s fallen in love with Pakistan and our hospitality, I must tell you my friend, you have got two fans for life in megastar Mr Humayun Saeed and a fairly popular actor, yours truly."

Siddiqui then revealed "some candid and some posed" shots from the duo's meeting with the Turkish delegation that included producer of the famous Ottoman epic Diriliş: Ertuğrul, Mr Kamal Tekdin, our honourable ministers, Mr Shaheryar Afridi and Mr Shibili Faraz with Dr. Kashif Ansari of Ansari films.

Previously, Adnan himself developed an interest in the Ottoman Empire, making his way to explore Istanbul, keen to know more about the warriors and his roots as the chieftain descending from the Kayi tribe.

He had also shared pictures at lunch, exchanging gifts with who he said was one of the makers of the hit show, Dirilis Ertugrul.

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M. Emad Jan 08, 2021 11:32am
Ertugrul is incredibly popular in Bangladesh and India.
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Ifti Malik Jan 08, 2021 11:43am
Our insane national obsession with Turks and Arabs seems to continue unabated.
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M. Emad Jan 08, 2021 12:05pm
Pakistan borrowing 'hero' from medieval Turkey !
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Chrís Dăn Jan 08, 2021 12:22pm
A nice read. Ertugal through netflix has been watched by million of Britishers too with great interest. People know these heroes in UK and France too.
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Zulfi Bhikhari Jan 08, 2021 12:24pm
PM Khan had a much better and productive time spent meeting and building on Turkey relationship. Lot to be gained here, no point wasting time on other issues.
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Asif Jan 08, 2021 01:02pm
Why DAWN gives so much projection and coverage to Adnan Siddiqi
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NYS Jan 08, 2021 03:13pm
Joint collaboration Pakistan and Turkey no lead demsel here is it make dominant project
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Hyra Jan 08, 2021 03:32pm
@Asif because his PR pays media
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Shahid Mahmood Jan 08, 2021 03:40pm
His real name is Celal (Jelal) Al and in Turkish C sound like J. I am one of the millions of admirers.
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HUMNA Jan 08, 2021 04:05pm
Good
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HUMNA Jan 08, 2021 04:05pm
Ertugul is incredibly famous in Pakistan,india , bangladesh and all
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Tehreem Muneeb Jan 08, 2021 05:27pm
May this bond of friendship and love prosper and flourish in future. And share one soul and ideology of two nations, Love from Pakistan.
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Bushra waqas Jan 08, 2021 05:29pm
Just love the series.... Arthugral... Fantastic job done by all actors... After watching 5 seasons, Unable to digest typical saas-bahu etc based dramas.
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Isma Jan 08, 2021 06:01pm
I love Engine Altan so much and wants to meet him...
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Nazia Asim Jan 08, 2021 06:51pm
Ertughrul is very popular in Pakistan so I think he has to do work in Pakistan and all celebrity has to meet every person those who supported them
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Zak Jan 08, 2021 08:39pm
Pakistan and turkey have natural affinity and it will always remain so.
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Azfar Khalid Jan 08, 2021 08:49pm
Two countries, one nation. There is a thousand year of history behind this romance.
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Zak Jan 08, 2021 08:58pm
@M. Emad 'Ertugrul is incredibly popular in Bangladesh and India.' Not surprised but in Pakistan it highest viewers in the world at 180 million, India 106 million, Turkey 104 million, Bangladesh 46 million Kashmir 43 million. Brazil 12 million amongst others.
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Zak Jan 08, 2021 08:59pm
@M. Emad 'Pakistan borrowing 'hero' from medieval Turkey ! Because we have Turk blood.
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Raman Jan 08, 2021 09:45pm
Seems to me that dudes from Turkey are the only visitors to Pakistan.
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Sabar husain Jan 08, 2021 10:10pm
So cute bro
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Mak Jan 08, 2021 10:54pm
@Ifti Malik Should we obsess about Modi and company or your master to the west? One has to admit that the Arabs (GCC) and Turkey has done a tremendous job in developing their country.
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M. Emad Jan 08, 2021 11:52pm
Pakistan's desperate search for 'Heroes' ---- from Middle-Eastern desert to Turkey !
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Harry Jan 09, 2021 02:31am
I have watch 2 times these series it is good and very entertaining and it is 90% fiction Unfortunately we forget our own heroes like Edhi but he was not glamorous as tv a Ertugrul Please let’s look at our own subcontinent heroes other then going to other countries Our DNA is Indian subcontinent
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Laila Jan 09, 2021 03:02am
I actually like Adnan Siddiqui. But sadly humayun Saeed is a full fledged misogynist in the guise of a charming hero like actor and nobody told Alp.
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Laila Jan 09, 2021 03:07am
@Zak no, Turkey and Pakistan have no natural affinity. Historical, anthropological and scientific facts cnt be dismissed.
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raj Jan 09, 2021 05:33pm
what a good looking man lol...After arabs china now turkey lol punjabis
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Sajid Khan Jan 09, 2021 06:27pm
Why so much infatuation with Turks? Educated Muslim Punjabis are the most foolish people in Pakistan. I dont mean to offend anyone (I am Pakistani myself), but this is the truth.
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Sahil saikh Jan 09, 2021 07:59pm
Jo pasand hai
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Laila Jan 09, 2021 11:05pm
@Mak agreed. You know, these unhealthy and unproductive obsessions is why we are lagging behind. Imagine if the same time and diligence was in education, infrastructure, tourism and free access to education and basic healthcare for all of us 225 millions instead of asking for loans and constant allocation of loans to defense and weaponry? Arabs and Turks, despite their problems with leadership, governments, dictatorships, theocracy and corruption, still put emphasis on education and health care. Did you know even in Palstine education is high, they can access their own organic and pure crops and foods despite Israeli oppression and armed conflict? Or yahan Pakistan me abi tak milawat chalta ha. Milk, honey, butter, cooking oil, spices kuch pure nahi. Pakistan ke basmati rice ki quality supreme ha dunya me lekin humare local Pakistani shops me sub se nakas quality dastiyaab hota ha. No wonder life expentency is low and health problems are rampant. Until we prioritize we can't succeed.
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Laila Jan 09, 2021 11:14pm
@Zak oh dear, again, we Pakistanis do not have Turkish blood. The Ottoman Empire never reached the subcontinent. The Turks never invaded or ruled Pakistan/Indus valley. Simple study of history and scientific genealogy will confirm this. To appreciate Turkish dramas is one thing. Claiming their lineage and culture is just absurd. Honestly, I am willing to pay for your DNA test provided you do it in front of me and we send it off together. Unless you have one Turkish parent or grandparent your DNA tests will show you are South Asian. Nothing wrong with that.
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Laila Jan 09, 2021 11:34pm
@Azfar Khalid no, there is no thousand years of history behind this infatuation. Look it up. We enjoy a politically diplomatic and strong relationship with Turkey. This is recent. We dont share Turkish culture, history or blood. We played zero role in Ottoman empire and Turkish struggles and history. We need to stop rewriting history and instead educate the masses on and highlight our own history of Pakistan instead of claiming others.
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MA Jan 10, 2021 09:43am
@Laila o yeah!
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