24 May, 2022

Actor and producer Humayun Saeed shared an update on the upcoming collaboration between Pakistan and Turkey for the TV series Salahuddin Ayubi that is based on the life of the great Muslim warrior and there's some good news — it will be showing on our screens soon!

Saeed shared a video on Instagram to give his followers a glimpse of the pre-production process as the team goes on site visits, inspecting the construction work that's laying the base for the set.

"So glad to share that our team and producers, Dr Junaid Shah and Dr Kashif Ansari, are working extremely hard and efficiently to bring Pakistan's biggest ever collaboration with Turkey — Salahuddin Ayubi — to life," he captioned the post. "As you can see, pre-production work is being done very professionally and at a fast pace so Insha Allah you will be seeing this series on your screens very soon. Proud to be associated with this project!"

The team captured the area surrounding the set on camera and labelled the different places as a staff kitchen, carpentry shed, guesthouse and staff house. They also revealed that a set opening is being planned, to be held at the end of July. The date will officially be announced at the end of this week.

The Pakistani and Turkish producers behind the show met former PM Imran Khan in October to announce the joint production. Imran stressed the need to familiarise the younger generation with Muslim history and expressed the hope that the use of multimedia could prove helpful in this regard.

“The series on the life of Salahuddin Ayubi will make the youth aware of his historic role,” he said. “It is high time to make dramas and films based on historical narrative rather than opting for routine topics."