Censorship gives Yusra the green light
Egyptian cinema houses will be screening the latest film “Ma Tiji Nur’us” (Lets Dance) starring prominent Egyptian actress Yusra, actor Izzat Abu Oub, Hala Sidqi, Tamer Hajres and Talat Zein.
The film, which is an adaptation of the Hollywood production “Lets Dance,” starring Richard Geere and Jennifer Lopez, is directed by controversial Egyptian director Enas Al Dughaidi.
Enas has revealed that the Egyptian Censorship Committee has given its permission for the film to be screened and had not opposed any of its contents, opposite of many rumors that said the film was facing many problems with the censorship due to the fact that it featured numerous sex scenes.
Yusra had taken Salsa lessons to prepare for her role in the film.
Yusra plays the role of a lawyer for a major firm who realizes that life is just passing by, without her enjoying it. She decides to turn her life around, although the drastic changes she makes, eventually negatively affect her family.
Yusra requested that Enas change the original title of the film from “Al Ragsa Al Akheera” (The Last Dance) to “Tiji Nur'us” (Let Dance), claiming that the first title sounded too negative.
The difference between her film and the American version is that the latter has a male as the leading actor, while the Egyptian version presents her as the leading star, explained Yusra.