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Jakarta Post

Lukman plays Ahmad Dahlan

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 20 2010   /  08:48 am

JAKARTA: Award-winning actor Lukman Sardi, reputed for taking on unusual, challenging roles, will play the legendary Ahmad Dahlan – the founder of Muhammadiyah, Indonesia’s second-largest Muslim organization, in director Hanung Bramantyo’s latest movie Sang Pencerah (The Enlighter). JP/TRIWIK KURNIASARI“I’m not feeling very confident about this role, but I want to keep it that way so I don’t become big headed about it,” said Lukman as quoted by newsportal “Too much confident is dangerous,” he added. Lukman did his homework though, having looked up many sources of reference to get a feel for Ahmad Dahlan’s character, one of Indonesia’s national heroes who died in 1923. “I read many books and did some research on the internet,” he said, adding that he had also met with Ahmad Dahlan’s grandson in Yogyakarta, Central Java. From the extensive research Lu...