Adnan Siddiqui sends open invitation to everyone for ‘Selahaddin Eyyubi’ virtual set reveal

The event is set to take place on 29 July

Entertainment Desk July 26, 2022

After Ertugrul’s grand success in Pakistan, people have been desperately waiting for the Pak-Turkish series Selahaddin Eyyubi to air. It’s been a long time in making and while we do not know the release date as of yet, Adnan Siddiqui, one of the producers, has given us some hope to cling to with a date for a virtual set reveal.

On Monday, Siddiqui took to Instagram with a video to announce the reveal and wrote, “Mark the date July 29! We, the quartet of Dr Kashif Ansari, Dr Junaid Ali Shah, Mr Humayun Saeed and yours truly, are in anticipation of all of you on July 29 when we reveal the set of one of our most ambitious and loved projects, Sultan Selahaddin Eyyubi, in Istanbul, Turkey.”


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Calling it an epic, he added, “The epic, based on the life of Saladin, the founder of Ayyubid dynasty, is a joint venture between the four of us and Akli Films. Be there to be a part of history.”

In the short clip, the Dum Mastam producer further explained how the series came together and of course, Ertugrul played a major part in this venture.  “Today I have a very important news to deliver — let me delve into the past for you to understand better. Around three, three and a half years ago, Kashif Ansari called me from the US and extended an offer, asking me to join him in visiting Ertugrul’s set and shrine. Without a moment’s hesitation, I accepted. There began talks that led to us considering a production together. That wasn’t possible due to a teething problem but as a result, we are on our way to do a very big project together.”

Siddiqui concluded with a prayer for their series to make an impact on all people all over the world. 

Earlier this year in May, the team initially announced to hold a set reveal at the end of July. Saeed also shared a video of the ongoing construction and said, “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 — Selahaddin Eyyubi — to life. 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!”


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Last year in October, the producers from both countries met the former PM Imran Khan 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 Selahaddin Eyyubi 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.”


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