Angham denies filming inside a Masjid
Egyptian singer Angham denied recent news that stated she filmed a music video inside the historical ‘Sulieman Agha’s’ Masjid. In a telephone interview with the Egyptian popular program ‘Al Bait Baitak’ (The House is your Home), Angham stressed that she as a Muslim woman would never do such a thing or even agree to such an idea as filming a music video inside a holy place.
According to the London based Elaph, Angham said she filmed the clip for the song “Balash Nit’awid Ala Baed” (Let’s not get used to one another) in deserted location near the Masjid that is in no way associated with it. She added that anyone who goes to pray at the Masjid cannot see her.
It was added that the filming crew had faced difficulties filming the clip because the room in which the events took place is underground. Director Ahmad Al Mahdi directed the clip. The clip is to be aired in the very near future on Rotana music channel.
News had it that the Egyptian Culture Ministry had ordered an investigation regarding the news of Angham’s filming location and that members of the ministry were outraged that anyone would used such a holy place to film a music video.
Farouq Husni, Minister of the Egyptian Culture Ministry, stated that filming in any historical locations must first be approved officially to ensure that no harm is done to the landmark regardless of any financial benefit that may be acquired to the ministry.
It was revealed that a budget totaling half a million US dollars has been set for filming the clip.
Ahmad Al Mahdi had recently went to Italy to reach an agreement with a number of Italian models, who took part in the new clip. The director had also called on the assistance of photographer from Spain to film the clip.