Al Akad denies uniting Amr Diab and Salma Hayek
Internationally known Syrian director Mustafa Al Akad has denied recent circulating rumors that he intends on directing a new film starring Egyptian singer Amr Diab and <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Hollywood star Salma Hayek. Mustafa stressed that his quick meeting with Amr during the Cairo International Film Festival was merely a complementary greeting the singer made to him.
Al Akad added that Amr, whom he truly respects, paid a visit to him at the hotel he was staying at to say that he admires his work and his films, adding that he does not know how a rumor was created that he intends on making a film under the title “Prince of Andulisia”.
It was rumored that during a quick interview at festival Mustafa was able to reach an agreement with Amr to star in the new film “Amir Al Andalus” alongside Salam Hayek.
The film, which has a budget of one hundred million Egyptian pounds, revolves around the era before the fall of Andalusia at the hands of Europeans. Amr is to play the role of a young man who loves music and falls in love with a girl from Andalusia.
The film will be shot in Spain and will feature scenes of seduction, action, and musical performances, where Amr is to sing a number of songs in the English language. The singer and Mustafa have arranged to begin a tour around Spain after the Christmas holidays to decide on the best places to shoot the scenes.
Mustafa is most famous for directing internationally known films like “Al Risalah” (The Message) and “Omar Al Khatab”, which featured international actors like Anthony Quin.