As you all know, Maira B. has been a huge name in the Pakistani Fashion industry for about 20 years now. Lately, Pakistani designer Maria B. met the Turkish actress Didem Balcin who played the role of Selcan Hatun in Dirilis: Ertugrul in Istanbul. According to reports, Maria is in Turkey for the shooting of her winter Linen Campaign.
Not surprising that ever since the airing of Dirilis: Ertugrul, the historical fiction series has taken Pakistan by storm. The audiences, fans, and even local celebrities continue brimming with praise for the show and its talent.
Constant hints were being given to the fans with Maria B. posting the videos from Turkey to guess the new face of the winter collection. Soon, she announced Balcin to be her model and muse for her namesake label’s winter collection.
The renowned designer certainly surprised her followers on social media when she shared a picture and a video of her meeting with a famous actress from the historical TV series. However, it took some time for the fans before they recognized the Turkish actress Didem Balcin. She essayed the role of Ertugrul’s sister-in-law in the show.
Look at them being all chummy!
Well, it seems just like yesterday that Turkish drama Dirilis: Ertugrul was aired on PTV. It successfully became a massive hit overnight. And the next thing you know is a Pakistani mobile brand and a telecom brand signing the drama’s main lead Esra Bilgic (Halima Sultan) as their brand ambassador. Things escalated quickly!
Following Bilgic’s footsteps was Burcu Kıratlı (Gokce Hatun). The gorgeous became the brand ambassador of Ali Xeeshan studio as she donned a Pakistani bridal attire for the designer’s photoshoot. Moreover, Engin Altan Duzyatan, the lead actor of the series, has also promised to visit Pakistan.
In addition to this, another Turkish actor from the historical drama series is all set to be the face of another Pakistani brand. Recently, Junaid Jamshed also its new ambassadors for the fragrance line. Well, it is none other than Cengiz Coşkun (Turgut Alp) and Nurettin Sönmez (Bamsi Alp).
The stardom of Turkish actors has left local Pakistani brands racing to approach the glorified stars to shoot their products and services to fame. But is this the new face of the Pakistani advertising industry? Were the local actors right about their insecurities?