After 25 years Najlaa Fathy and Mervat Ameen reunite
Egyptian director Mohammad Khan has succeeded in reuniting two great Egyptian actresses Najlaa Fathy and Mervat Ameen after 25-years of being apart, in a new film for the big screen. The script for the new film has recently been completed and is based on the English novel Sisters. Both actresses agreed to work together in the film, which name has not been decided yet, since their last movie “Anf wa Thalath Oyoun” (A Nose and Three Eyes) quarter of a century ago.
The UAE based daily, Al Bayan reported that Najlaa Fathy was very pleased to have the chance to work with Mervat after such a long time and reiterated that she is willing to have her name appear second in the credits of the movie. Fathy went on to say that her desire to work once more with her friend from the past makes her overlook minor details such as whose name appears first in the credits.
Najla known for her extreme feminine elegance and beauty coupled with an equally impressive talent for acting proved that she still holds an ongoing glamour when she won the “Golden Moreks” prize for the most loved Arab actress in early September. “I’m so happy to win this prize,” Fathi commented, adding that it is a real honor and happiness to receive a prize, which was based on a poll, held in Jordan and Lebanon. Despite her engagement with the Alexandria Film Festival, being the head of the jury committee for Egyptian films contest, Fathi directly flew to Lebanon to receive her prize.
In October Amin had decided to turn down completing the scenes of the movie “Nuktat Dam” (A Blood Drop), directed by Adel al Aa'sar's, after the family of the movie’s original director, Mr. Yousef Francis gave the needed acceptance to proceed.
"Late director Yousef Francis saw actress Amin as the most suited actress for the role. Unfortunately, he passed away before starting the movie and as I got the acceptance to do his work, I want to continue what he wanted and intended," al Aa'sar told newspapers. Amin’s first decision to decline the continuation of the movie came from the fact that after director Francis's death she felt that the movie should be called off and never be worked.
Amin returned to TV drama after several years sabbatical by taking the starring role in the Ramadan series “Yahia Al Adel” (Long Lives Justice) as Farida. The series tackles the issue of money laundering and depicts the September 11 attacks in the United States. “I have chosen Farida character because she is weak at the beginning and defeated easily by the first shock she faces particularly after she discovers the falseness of the world of dreams she lives in. She gathers her mental and psychological abilities to counter many problems and defend herself and her small family. This comes after a series of heartbreaking and scaring threats which change her weak personality into a strong lady who steadfast against injustice and oppression,” Amin told the daily.
She added, “the series includes extremely cool humanitarian and romantic dimensions in addition to tackling many important issues including money laundering, tax elusion and cooperation with suspected organizations. This is the first series since the September 11 attacks and is supported by archived photos of the collapse of the World Trade Center twin towers. It also reveals the economic difficulties, which emerged in the wake of these attacks. Costarring in the series along with Amin under the direction of Mohammed Abdel Aziz are Mustafa Fahmi and Madihah Yusri. – Albawaba.com
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