Pakistani actor and producer Humayun Saeed has sought financial aid from the Pakistani government for making a drama like Dirilis: Ertugrul on Islamic history.
In an interview with Samaa TV, Humayun Saeed said Dirilis: Ertugrul was produced with the help of financial support by the Turkish government. He said such a period drama required massive financial investment, which could not be possible without the government’s support.
The Pakistani actor acknowledged that it was the right time that our entertainment industry produced dramas on Islamic history. Last time we made a historical drama was around 30 or 40 years ago, he said referring to Pakistani dramas ‘Tipu Sultan’, ‘Babar’ and ‘Akhri Chattan’, which highlighted the conquests of the Muslim rulers.
Humayun’s last drama ‘Meray Pass Tum Ho’, written by Khalil ur Rehman Qamar, was a megahit. People even thronged to cinemas in large numbers to watch its last episode.
He said you cannot predict a blockbuster movie or drama, but you can only put your effort into your projects to make them one.