Lahore Lahore aye, admits Ertugrul star Engin Altan
Ertugrul star Engin Altan Düzyatan, in an attempt to convert into words the warm and full-of-love welcome he received in Pakistan, has said that people here are very sweet and the food is awesome, admitting in Urdu and without any hesitation that ‘Lahore Lahore aye (Lahore is Lahore)’, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Engin Altan landed in Lahore on Thursday on a short visit due to the coronavirus pandemic. Friday’s news conference was probably the only event where he came face to face with the media and some members of his huge fan following in Pakistan.
The Turkish drama series, Ertugrul, earned heroic status in Pakistan after the state television broadcast a version dubbed in Urdu. Within days of the first telecast, the fan following for the series and its actors surged, especially Engin Altan Duzyatan.
Often described as a Turkish Game of Thrones, the series tells the story before the establishment of the Ottoman Empire in 13th century Anatolia. It illustrates the struggle of Ertugrul Gazi, the father of the empire's first leader.
It has passed 10 million subscribers on its Urdu YouTube channel, and has around 15 million subscribers globally across all languages, with over three billion views.