Iranian feature film on Rumi ‘Fascinated by Love’ has cast Turkish actor Ibrahim Celikkol.
Directed by Hassan Fathi, the feature film, which is set to narrate the life story of great Iranian poet Jalaleddin Mohammad Balkhi, globally known as Mowlavi (AKA Rumi), will cast actors from Iranian and Turkish cinema. The reason why the film will have stars from the two countries is that it will show a part of the Iranian poet’s life when he lived in the Turkish city of Konya.
Ibrahim Celikkol is the first Turkish actor picked to bring to life one of the characters of the flick.
This project is not the first one to be made on Rumi’s life as ifilmers already remember the series ‘Jalal Edin’ aired by the channel. The show chronicles the part of the poet’s life when he was a child.