Ertugrul axe master Turgut to star in ‘Malazgirt 1071’
Taking to Instagram, the actor announced the exciting news to his fans and wrote: “New film titled Malazgirt 1071 will arrive soon.”
Endorsed by Prime Minister Imran Khan himself, it is no surprise that Dirilis Ertugrul has been breaking records and proving to be one of the most popular television series airing in Pakistan in 2020.
Earlier, in a recent talk show hosted by Waseem Badami, one of the show's most sought out characters Turgut Alp (played by Cengiz Coskun), was invited to talk about his experience with the show's unexpected popularity in Pakistan.
With his past associated with sports, the Turkish actor instantly hit it off on a friendly note with Shahid Afridi and the duo shared warm invites and excitement at the prospect of meeting each other soon.
"I used to play basketball for ten years," revealed Coskun. "Played professionally for three years, but when I got injured, I started modelling, then acting, and now I’m here in front of your eyes."
While he asked Boom Boom to teach him how to play cricket, the former national team captain was pretty sure he wasn't going to take up acting. “No chance, it's not my domain and I don't know how to act," shared Afridi. "I do TV commercials with great difficulty. It's not my job at all."
However, he did express a keenness to learn how to use the axe, from Alp himself - and like every other Pakistani, Afridi too admitted to being a huge fan of the show.