Popular Turkish actress Esra Bilgiç has gained immense fame and love for her role in historical TV series Dirilis: Ertugrul.
Esra Bilgiç appeared as Halime Hatun and won hearts of millions of Pakistanis and fans globally.
Halime Hatun was a Seljuk warrior and the wife of Ertugrul in the drama series.
The actress gained popularity among Pakistanis after the show started airing on Pakistan Television (PTV) with Urdu dubbing.
Esra was approached by Pakistani brands thanks to her popularity among Pakistanis.
The actress has appeared in multiple TV ads since the show hit the small screens in Pakistan.
A list issued by Google has revealed that Esra Bilgiç was the 9th most searched google person on the search engine in 2020.
On the other hand, Drama series Dirilis: Ertugrul topped Pakistan’s movie and TV searches of 2020.
According to Google, the Turkish drama caught viewers’ attention more than the second-ranked Pakistani drama ‘Meray Paas Tum Ho.’
In March, with the Covid-19 pandemic stifling television studios, Prime Minister Imran Khan had issued special instructions to PTV to air the series in an attempt to boost Islamic culture and values among young people.
“I warned against copying the west and Bollywood alike but people said this is what the public wants to watch. Ertugrul is also one of the most widely watched series, it doesn’t have any obscenity,” Khan said earlier in October.