“Laila Murad’s” drama series faces crisis
Producer Ismail Kutkut and writer Majdi Saber of the new television drama series “Laila Murad” have both received a warning from the late artist son Zaki Fateen Abed Al Wahab.
According to the London daily Elaph, Murad’s son warned all those with the intention to produce a drama series about the late artist Laila Murad in the Egyptian newspaper “Al Ahram.”
“The new series is not only about the late artist Laila Murad, on the contrary, it talks about the entire era in which she lived,” said writer Majdi Saber, adding that the law gives him the right to make a film and or television drama series from the biography of anyone.
According to Saber the new series is based on memoirs written by the late singer, recorded on 20 tape cassettes.
He also asserted that the series is not damaging in way to the late singer’s image and that he already received permission from Egyptian censors to go ahead with the making of the series.
Saber offered to give a copy of the script to the family to review, but they refused.
Saber noted ted that a radio drama series about Laila Murad was made and already aired without protest by the family.