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“I felt surprised and proud” when PM Imran Khan praised ‘Ertuğrul’, says Esra Bilgiç

Turkish actress Esra Bilgiç aka Halime Sultan, has become a household name in Pakistan after Pakistan Television (PTV) started airing historical series “Dirilis: Ertugrul” in Urdu dubbing.

The Ertugrul Ghazi star recently spoke about how she was amazed after finding out about Prime Minister Imran Khan’s directives of running the series on the state-run PTV.

Bilgic, in her interview to local English daily Dawn’s Icon magazine, she said: “When I saw the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Turkish news channels, saying that a successful project such as Ertugrul should be aired on their local channel.”

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“I felt surprised and proud at the same time. If we didn’t have a pandemic upon us, I would have visited Pakistan several times by now,” she added.

The Turkish actress had previously spoken about her desire of visiting Pakistan on the social media as well.

On her Instagram, Esra responded to a fan earlier: “I’m waiting excitedly to meet you all in Pakistan after this period. Take good care of yourselves. Stay in peace and health.”

The cast of the popular series has been consistently sending love to their massive fan base in Pakistan after the show’s popularity rise steeply in the past months.

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