Adel Imam refuses protection from the police
Eminent Egyptian comedian-actor Adel Imam began shooting the first scenes of his new movie in the neighborhood of Muhandiseen in Cairo without any police protection, refusing to create barriers between him and fans coming to watch him in action. The actor stressed that he does not want anyone to mistreat fans, who that come to greet him, and keep them away from him.
The shooting did not create any traffic jams because one of the assistant directors, Ali Ragab, acted as a police officer and regulated traffic until they finished shooting the scenes, reported the London based Elaph.
Adel Imam who happens to live in the same street where the scenes were being shot, came on foot and sat beside his brother producer Issam Imam for five hours till they finished preparing are necessary details.
The new movie “3arees min Jiha amnia” costars Loblobah, Sherif Munir, Halla Shiha, Mohammed Nadeem, Ahmed Zaher, and Riki. Actor Ashraf Abdul Baqi will be participating in the movie in one scene only. The movie revolves around a loving father who cannot stand the idea of his daughter getting married. He keeps putting obstacles in front of any one who propose to his daughter. The movie will mark number 117 for the great comedy actor Adel Imam.
Recently, Imam held a press conference in Qatar at the Doha Festival, where his famous play “The Bodyguard” is being featured, that extreme Islamists (referred to as Birds of Darkness) were behind the banning of his play in Kuwait a few weeks ago. Adel stressed that he was extremely disappointed when he was notified that his play was banned by the Birds of Darkness, not understanding what reasons or objections they may have against the play.
Adel added that he could not understand how some Lebanese singers like Nancy Ajram, Haifa Wahbi and the like can without any problem perform in Kuwait and his simple play be banned and regarded as inappropriate. Adel stressed that he always abides by Censorship standards and ethics and his play does not offend in anyway. The actor noted that his play was shown in Jordan, Syria, and other Arab countries without facing any problems.
Adel revealed that he believes one of the main reasons his play was banned in Kuwait is due to the fact that he had recently held a quarrel with a female Kuwaiti Censorship member. During his quarrel he was accused of being a politician, but he denied the matter stressing that he was able to make the entire Arab nation laugh and cheer them up, unlike the malfunctioning Association of Arab Universities, which has achieved nothing. –Albawaba.com
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