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Forbidden Love 

Ask-i Memnu (original title)
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Having lost his wife eleven years ago, Adnan devoted all his attention to his daughter Nihal and his son Bülent. Adnan, who lives in one of the most prominent mansions along the Bosporus in... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Beren Saat ...  Bihter Yöreoglu 79 episodes, 2008-2010
Kivanç Tatlitug ...  Behlül Haznedar 79 episodes, 2008-2010
Nebahat Çehre ...  Firdevs Yöreoglu 79 episodes, 2008-2010
Hazal Kaya ...  Nihal Ziyagil 79 episodes, 2008-2010
Nur Fettahoglu ...  Peyker Yöreoglu 79 episodes, 2008-2010
Ilker Kizmaz Ilker Kizmaz ...  Nihat Önal / ... 79 episodes, 2008-2010
Selçuk Yöntem ...  Adnan Ziyagil 79 episodes, 2008-2010
Zerrin Tekindor ...  Deniz Decourton 79 episodes, 2008-2010
Batuhan Karacakaya Batuhan Karacakaya ...  Bülent Ziyagil 79 episodes, 2008-2010
Rana Cabbar Rana Cabbar ...  Süleyman 79 episodes, 2008-2010
Baran Akbulut ...  Besir Elçi 79 episodes, 2008-2010
Fatma Karanfil Fatma Karanfil ...  Sayeste 79 episodes, 2008-2010
Evren Duyal Evren Duyal ...  Nesrin 79 episodes, 2008-2010
Pelin Ermis Pelin Ermis ...  Cemile 79 episodes, 2008-2010
Ufuk Kaplan Ufuk Kaplan ...  Katya 79 episodes, 2008-2010
Zerrin Nisanci ...  Aynur Önal 76 episodes, 2008-2010
Recep Aktug Recep Aktug ...  Hilmi Önal / ... 75 episodes, 2008-2010
Gülsen Tuncer Gülsen Tuncer ...  Ahsen Ziyagil 46 episodes, 2009-2010
Eda Özerkan Eda Özerkan ...  Elif 44 episodes, 2008-2009
Gülizar Irmak Gülizar Irmak ...  Sevil 41 episodes, 2008-2009


Having lost his wife eleven years ago, Adnan devoted all his attention to his daughter Nihal and his son Bülent. Adnan, who lives in one of the most prominent mansions along the Bosporus in Istanbul with a relative's son Behlül, and his children's nanny, meets Bihter who is also a socialite couple's daughter she is very elegant and beautiful, everyone who meets her get stunned and jealous of her, and he falls in love with her. While searching for peace, safety and happiness in Adnan's mansion, Bihter meets passion. Behlül and Bihter fall completely into each other and become drowned by their infatuation with each other. Their secret love affair will soon affect every member of the family. Written by rainblliss

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Release Date:

4 September 2008 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor prohibido See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey

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Ask-i Memnu was awarded Best TV Series at 36th Golden Butterfly Awards in 2009. See more »


Edited into Gereksiz sansür (2014) See more »


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Absolutely Brilliant
17 September 2012 | by zarmenaSee all my reviews

I hardly watch TV and when I do, it HAS to be good. I recently started watching an Urdu dubbed version of Ask-i-memnu and I must admit that the brilliance with which this show has been made took me by surprise. All actors did a fantastic job in their roles, especially Beren Saat and Kivanc, whose performances deserve applaud. Adnan's son was hilarious at times and the children's nanny (Denise) is also worth mentioning.

As far as the story is concerned, it is full of twists and turns. It's not like your typical, innocent love story with a few villains. Every single person in the story has some sort of a personal agenda that they're working towards. I guess credit goes to the author of the beautifully written novel that this show is based upon.

Although I am giving it 10/10, I do agree with one point that a reviewer made here regarding the love scenes between Bihter and Behlul. The original novel was set in the late 19th century and I understand that this show was supposed to have a more modern setting, but the almost pornographic scenes between Bihter and Behlul were a little unnecessary. They do not deter you from enjoying the show, however. The fact that it has been translated in a number of languages and attracted viewers from all over the world speaks volumes about Ask-i-memnu's success.

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