Çağatay Ulusoy refused to work with Serenay Sarıkaya
Çağatay Ulusoy refused to appear with Serenay Sarıkaya in a new international project. What made the actor make such a tough decision and what do Turkish viewers think?
In 2013-2015, Serenay Sarıkaya and Çağatay Ulusoy starred in the successful youth series Ebb and Tide / Medcezir. According to rumors, that the actors always denied, a short romance between them occurred on the set. Soon, however, Serenay began dating Kerem Bursin, and Çağatay found his happiness in the arms of Duygu Sarışın. However, the Turkish press continued to stubbornly associate the names of the two actors, not forgetting to mention the alleged affair at every opportunity.
Recently Serenay Sarıkaya’s name has been on the pages of the tabloids because of her hectic personal life. Her liaison with the famous comedian Cem Yılmaz, who is much older than her, provoked a very negative reaction in Turkish society. Recall that after the series Medcezir Serenay starred in the Internet project Fi Çi Pi, which failed. Now the girl works in the musical “Alice in Wonderland”, that takes place in the Zorlu shopping center.
Serenay has repeatedly expressed a desire to return to the set in a new show or film. After she started an affair with Cem Yilmaz, her film on singer Bergen, that had been on the shelf for over two years, was sponsored and is expected to start in June. The movie should be released on November 27th.
And now, a new sensation. According to the tabloid Takvim Serenay Sarıkaya was considered as the leading lady in the big-budget movie, which will be shown not only in Turkey, but also abroad. Moreover, the project is being prepared by a well-known foreign digital platform that makes films and series. Since there is only one international digital platform in Turkey at the moment, then, of course, we are talking about Netflix, although they didn’t name it. Moreover, the leading actor of the project is already known: this is Çağatay Ulusoy, who is a Netflix star. The producers were looking for a suitable co-star for him.
However, the star of the series Hakan Muhafiz / The Protector, who gained great fame abroad thanks to his work with Netflix, rejected Serenay Sarıkaya. As Çağatay explained, Serenay is too tarnished by her relationship with Cem Yilmaz, and the Turkish audience is negative about the actress, so his career could also be hurt if he agrees to work with her again. Moreover, Çağatay made it clear that he would never again star in projects with Serenay. The producers did not insist and began to search for a suitable candidate for the main female role, who will become Çağatay’s co-star in this project. Thus, Serenay was forced to say goodbye to a million-dollar project that could give a boost to her international career. According to journalists, she experienced a great shock.
At the same time, Çağatay continues to follow Serenay on Instagram, which, according to the Turkish press, means only one thing. This decision is professional and not related to the personal relationships of the actors.
After the information of the tabloid was published, the battles began on social networks in Turkey whether Çağatay did the right thing. Except for a couple of loyal Serenay fans, the opinion of users of social networks is clear: yes, absolutely correct. “I’ve never seen a woman fall so quickly,” “I’m sure Serenay is trying to mend her image, which Cem ruined at the expense of Çağatay. I’m not surprised it’s the work of her managers,” “Well done Çaça, a real man”, “He knows how to figure out the situation, the king”, “Well done, man, I hope Hazal will become a co-star”, “A rich and proud young man”, “I’m tired of the fact that Serenay PR in Çağatay and Kerem every time she has problems”, “Fine, she’s his ex.” And these are just a few comments that the Turks don’t hesitate to make.
It seems Serenay Sarikaya’s reputation has suffered enough and has gone from being the favorite of Turkish viewers to an outcast. This explains the tough decision of Çağatay Ulusoy. However, we recall that the Turkish press is not famous for the accuracy of the information and all this may turn out to be just fictions of the paparazzi.