Ertugrul's Celal Al pens heartfelt note as he bids goodbye to Pakistan

Ertugrul's Celal Al pens heartfelt note as he bids goodbye to Pakistan

"I donated my blood to be worthy of you beautiful brothers. The Turkish people and the state love you very much," he said.
15 Jan, 2021

Ertugrul star Celal Al has officially wrapped up his whirlwind visit to Pakistan and upon his return to Turkey, he penned a heartfelt note for Pakistanis.

"From a very nice and very efficient Pakistan trip, we safely arrived in Istanbul. Under the leadership of my teacher Kemal Tekden, I had very fruitful meetings with President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister İmran Khan and valuable actors Adnan Siddiqi, Humayun and many other brothers whose names I cannot count," he wrote on social media alongside some pictures of his stay.

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"In the name of reinforcing our brotherhood with Pakistan, Mohammed Iqbal made a speech in the great mobilisation announcement in Lahore Square in 1915, which was the heroism of my Pakistani brothers, and after this emotional speech, some of them sold their earring, bracelet, household goods."

He further added how it was unique that a poor woman who had no money went to the extent of selling her child to a rich man, only to pitch in money to the Caliphate Osmaniye, praising this as "indescribable heroism" that he will "remember with grace and respect".

Speaking about gifts of appreciation, Celal also opened up about the presents he gifted to President Alvi.

"We presented the soil to President Arif Alvi from Gallipoli and the grave of our National Poet Mehmet Akif Ersoy to serve this brotherhood a little. As Mr President Arif Alvi said, this brotherhood must last forever," he added.

"I donated my blood to be worthy of you beautiful brothers. The Turkish people and the state love you very much. We are waiting for you in Turkey," he exclaimed.

"And lastly, we could not hug you fully due to Covid-19, please do not be sorry. I hope if I come to Pakistan again, I will hug you profusely. I look forward to holding back to your burning hearts with the love of Ummet. We are pleased with you and may Allah be pleased with you. If we had a fault, forgive," he parted on an emotional note.

Towards the end, he also invited feedback from the audience who welcomed him with nothing but love. "Well, did you agree with your brother Celal? I hope you are satisfied with us???" he asked.

Fans kept a close eye on Celal's trip and the actor also kept everyone updated on his activities through social media. Audiences reciprocated not just his love, but the way he rooted for a Pakistan-Turkey brotherhood.

From visiting the Omair-Sana Foundation (OSF) and Children's Hospital Karachi to appreciating the scenic beauty of Islamabad, the star continued to win hearts during his trip.

Previously, Adnan Siddiqui and Humayun Saeed too shared glimpses of their evening with him.

The Mere Paas Tum Ho actor documented "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, Kamal Tekdin; ministers Shaheryar Afridi and Shibili Faraz; and Dr Kashif Ansari of Ansari films.

"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 Humayun Saeed and a fairly popular actor, yours truly," he had posted.

The trip brought another gift for fans: the news that the first Pak-Turk collaboration Lala Turk, based around the Khilafat Movement, is also in the works.

We're here for all cross-cultural collaborations and of course, foreign celebrities who fall in love with Pakistan as much as Pakistanis fall in love with them.


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KSRana Jan 15, 2021 01:33pm
New hero for Pakistan
Imtiaz Ali Khan Jan 15, 2021 01:46pm
Turkey love you so much from Paksitan! PakTurkAz Brothers 4 Life!
Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Jan 15, 2021 01:57pm
It was great to have you in our country brother Celal Al. Please visit us again. Sincerely hope more Turkish brothers and sisters will visit our beautiful country. Long Live Pakistan and Turkey's friendship.
M. Emad Jan 15, 2021 02:17pm
How much money spent to bring Ertugrul star Cela Al to Pakistan ?
Ahsan Gul Jan 15, 2021 02:48pm
People of Pakistan consider Turkey their siblings. Our love and passion for you is unparalleled. We enjoyed your visit. You are always welcome. Sincerely
Shakoori Jan 15, 2021 04:02pm
I like Abdur Rehman & Hamza so much.
Zak Jan 15, 2021 05:29pm
Pakistan - Turk colaboration will bring great talents of both countries togather. Hope they make a movie on how the Turk dynasties that ruled South Asia, saved the dark and medieval sub continent and brought refinement and humanity.
Chrís Dăn Jan 15, 2021 06:45pm
Nice. Thanks. He himself seems to be a very pleasant and friendly human being:)
Patriot Jan 15, 2021 07:21pm
They are getting good money for junk serial
Saravjeet Jan 15, 2021 09:04pm
Safely arrived? means you were expecting something else.
NKhan Jan 15, 2021 11:23pm
@Patriot Sometimes ... it is better to keep negative opinions to oneself.
M. Saeed Jan 16, 2021 12:07am
Our National language is Urdu and roots of the word Urdu are Turkish.
Naureen Jan 16, 2021 01:17am
Amazing show and brilliant acting my all time favourite. Bless you for cheering young ones and donating blood a priceless gift also for coming to Pakistan. Love Turkey May this friendship and brotherhood last forever.
Naureen Jan 16, 2021 01:19am
❤️Turkey bless you for the priceless gift
Food_for_thought Jan 16, 2021 02:42am
@M. Emad : none of your business...!
Food_for_thought Jan 16, 2021 02:44am
@Patriot : At least they make far better movies and productions than worthless bollywood.
Mohsin meghani Meghanil Jan 16, 2021 06:58am
What happened to our own dramas and culture
Zak Jan 16, 2021 07:03am
Hope they combine to make a drama on the Great Mughals and specially Emperor Aurangzeb, the greatest of them all.
Zak Jan 16, 2021 07:03am
Turks ruled the south Asian subcontinent.
Malik Jan 16, 2021 09:15am
@Patriot we'll make your own better cerel and not the trash we see
Kashif Ejaz Jan 16, 2021 09:16am
The world will see the true lovers of one nation among two countries soon, everyone will astonish about the each and everything the one family of (Pakistan Turkey) will share and care. Love from us....
Ga Jan 16, 2021 10:33am
@Saravjeet, Yes. Fear of Indian terrorism against Pakistan..
Chrís Dăn Jan 16, 2021 10:52am
@M. Saeed as well as Persian and sanskrit also.
Anonymouseee Jan 16, 2021 01:18pm
Please come back for a visit again soon brother. Long live Pak-Turk friendship.
Malik Jan 16, 2021 01:21pm
Turkish dramas are amazing same goes for Iranian films.
Veli Jan 16, 2021 11:44pm
It will be a give and take for both sides. It will benefit both sides to get closer and know each other better. It will be a force multiplier for both nations. We would like to see Pakistan in the Turkic Council as an observer state.
Multani Jan 17, 2021 08:52am
Thank you brother Celal Al for promoting so much love between Pakistan and Turkey, we are related by blood.
M. Emad Jan 17, 2021 01:55pm
Semi-fiction drama 'Ertugrul' star Celal Al & his 'La La Turki' team visit Pakistan only for money.