Humayun Saeed and Adnan Siddiqui are coming together to produce a project on Salahuddin Ayyubi. Both actors have partnered with Dr. Kashif Ansari (Ansari Films) and Dr. Junaid Ali Shah (Shah Films) and Turkish producers Emre Konuk (founder of Akli Films and who produced the famous Turkish series The Great Seljuks: Guardians of Justice).
Says Adnan Siddiqui who was in Dubai , “It is time for us to narrate the life stories of people who were heroes in their own right. An international collaboration like this gets good content to people across the world.”
“This Muslim leader is very well respected around the world. We are creating a whole Salahuddin city. We need to rediscover new heroes. Cross continent biopics are important. ”
It is said that 25% of cast members of the series would be from Pakistan while the rest of the cast will be from Turkey. The series is on Salahuddin Ayyubi who served as Sultan of Egypt and ruled on Jerusalem for almost 88 years. His bravery was being acknowledged not only by his companions, his enemy too. He was one of the bravest, kindest leaders of all time.
Siddiqui had started work on another story on Turki Lala , a formidable figure in Pak-Turkey relations which go back to centuries. The series is a tribute to his heroics as well the great friendship between the two nations.