Alexander the Great turned down by Elham Shahin
Egyptian actress Elham Shahin has turned down an offer to star in the international film “Alexandar the Great”, which is scheduled to begin filming scenes early next year. The film is a joint Lebanese, Greek, and French cooperation and revolves around the life of Alexander the Great since his early years.
According to the UAE based daily, Al Bayan, Elham revealed that she had turned down the offer due to the fact that her role is a very small one a matter which the actress refuses to accept. The leading role in the film is to be played by young Egyptian actor Ahmad Fishawi alongside a large cast of actors from different countries. The scenes of the film will be shot mainly in Rome, Greece, France, Egypt, and Lebanon, with an estimated budget of around 20 million Egyptian pounds.
Recently, disputes broke out once more between Elham and Egyptian actress Nadia Al Jundi over the new TV series “Nijmet Al Jamaheer” (Super Star), which Elham is taking part in. Nadia claimed that the film is about her and tackles her life since she is the one who won the award for number one actress. Elham expressed that the film has nothing to do with Nadia and the latter has no right to argue such a case. The film revolves around the life of an actress who has reached top stardom, but throughout her journey of success encounters several problems that end her career and life at the end. Most of the scenes of the film are shot in different places around Egypt and France.
Previously, Shahin accused Nadia of buying her award for best actress along with most of the awards she won in the past. Elham said that Nadia has a habit of pressuring and manipulating judges in order to receive awards, which are not rightfully hers. Elham added that the award Nadia received in Lebanon for best actress in the film "Ishtar" is the biggest proof. The judges awarded Nadia as the best actress for the film before it reached them. Elham's anger towards Nadia was when the latter said that Elham's role in the film (Al Raghba) (Desire) was a complimentary one which held no real significance.
Elham is currently experiencing a very hectic schedule in which she is taking part in different acting jobs. The actress has added to her already busy schedule a leading role in the new play "Striptease" which is scheduled to begin showing next season. Elham will at first complete the filming of her upcoming film "Kan Youm Hubak" (It Was Your Love One Day) alongside Egyptian actor Ahmad Zaki, then will move on to begin rehearsing for the new play.
Shahin is for the first time throughout her career taking part in different TV drama series and other acting jobs at the same time. The actress expressed that each work is different in its own way from the other, stressing she did not want to miss out on the opportunity of enriching her career.
The two TVries Elham is starring in are “Mas’alat Mabda” (A Matter of Principle), and “Nijmat Al Jamaheer”. Her role in each is entirely different from the other and at the same time both give her the chance to show the audience her capabilities as an actress. - Albawaba.com
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