Ahmed Zaki to Play Role of Singer Abdel Halim Hafez
After playing the characters of the two late Egyptian presidents Jamal Abdel Naser and Anwar Al Sadat, Egyptian actor Ahmed Zaki is gearing up to perform in two films on the life histories of the late singer Abdel Halim Hafez and late political leader Saad Zaghlool.
“The idea of the film on Hafez has always been in my mind. I think some people need to know something about the singer about whom many writers have written articles, but no actors have performed his character in a film or TV series. Therefore I expect the film and the historic character to achieve big success,” Zaki told the Arab Press Agency.
Zaki said he would not sing in the film. “For me, the issue is more than singing, as it constitutes a trip inside the character to reveal the secrets of his life other than singing. I am not a singer, despite the fact that I can sing well.
“My aim in this film is to activate peoples’ mind to remember Hafez’s time and remind them of the characteristics of that age and the romance that prevailed during that period and which we lack now.”
Scenarist Mahfouz Abdel Rahman has begun scripting the film, while Zaki is on special diet in preparation for the film, which he considers an important turning point in his acting career - Albawaba.com