Do you know this is not the first time ‘Diriliş: Ertuğrul’ is airing in Pakistan?
Well, that was unpredictable!
This is something we did not see coming!
Do you know that our favorite Turkish drama series Diriliş: Ertuğrul is not being aired for the first time in Pakistan?
A recent Tweet shared that the series was dubbed in Urdu before too and was aired on Hum Sitaray, that too five years back.
So the drama #Ertugrul (dubbed in Urdu and titled #Dirilis) has already been televised in #Pakistan 5 years ago on @Humtvnetwork (Hum Sitaray), with Zero impact.
Now @ImranKhanPTI suggests the airing of #ErtugrulUrduPTV & the media industry (including #HumTV promoters) go bananas pic.twitter.com/Qa0uHcCmE2
— Annus Raza (@annusraza) May 18, 2020
In a recent interview, a representative of Hum TV confirmed the case. He stated that the first season of the series aired back in 2015 in Pakistan.
“Hum TV bought the rights of the series and dubbed it in Urdu. However, the show failed to catch the attention of the audiences, and therefore it was dropped after the first season”, he stated.
“While the show was top-rated in Turkey, when it was released in December 2014, it was not until it was released on Netflix in April 2017 that it gained international acclaim. As for Pakistan, the show was thrust into the spotlight after Prime Minister Imran Khan recommended it and advised the youth to watch it”, he added.
The show has managed to top the charts in the month of Ramzan. In an exclusive interview with The Current, Senator PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ‘gifted’ the drama series to Pakistan as a goodwill gesture.
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