Court gives Muna Zaki the green light for “The Cinderella”
A Cairo court has overruled a recent decision to ban the screening of the new television drama series “The Cinderella,” about the late Egyptian legend Soad Husni.
The controversial drama is written by Mamdouh Al Laithi and directed by Samir Saif.
A recent court decision ruled in favor of Al Adel Group and the heirs of Husni’s estate who asked the court to prohibit production of the drama.
Husni’s heirs argued that the events of the drama did not portray her accurately, and had warned producers and Egyptian actor Muna Zaki, playing the role of Husni, to remove inaccuracies from the script.
In addition, Egyptian producer Jamal Al Adel filed a lawsuit against the drama’s production company ‘Tareq Nour,’ claiming that he had reached an official agreement with Husni’s heirs to create a similar drama, and had even paid them three million Egyptian pounds in advance.
The cast includes Midhat Saleh, Tamer Habib, Sami Maghawri, Ghada Rajab, and Sherrie Adel. Filming will last for three months between Cairo and London, and the television channel that will air the drama during the holy month of Ramadan has not been decided.