Censorship refuses Hala Shiha’s sex education film
The Egyptian Censorship Committee has refused to accept the new film “Siko Siko” to costar Hala Shiha that tackles the issue of sex education taught in schools. The committee stressed that it will not allow the creation of any film with such sensitive themes as teaching children about the nature of sex.
Hala had taken off her Islamic headdress (Hijab) after wearing it for a period of two months amidst objection from family and members of the acting world. Hala said that taking off the Hijab does not lessen her connection with God and her commitment to Islam. She added that the real Hijab is that of the heart and soul, and good manners, and not just the mere covering of the head. Hala stressed that the decision affects her alone and no one else.
Shiha is now taking part in a number of films scheduled to be out this summer. Her decision to return to acting has led her to pick off her career where she left off and is mainly focusing on films that serve for bettering humanity. It was revealed from close contacts that Hala had already received a number of offers to star in different films.
While wearing the hijab, Hala's wish to continue her role in the film "Waraka" (Paper) wearing the Hijab (Islamic headdress), was refused by the producer and director. Hala had previously accepted the role in the film after having doubts of whether to continue in the sequel of the original film "Al Limbi", in which she played the role of girl from downtown.
After her rejection, Hala had decided to use her popularity, which she achieved throughout her acting career, in religious programs on TV. The former actress stressed her desire in enlightening people with the religion of Islam, and added that her determination to take part in such program has nothing to do with keeping her fame, but rather comes from her strong devotion to God and Islam.
Growing up, Hala always had musical and artistic talent, as she excelled at dancing, drawing, fashion designing, piano and keyboard playing. But it wasn't until renowned actor and family friend Adel Emam encouraged her to join the academy of arts, did she think of pursuing a career in acting – Albawaba.com
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