Dina trades in being a belly dancing for writing poetry
Egyptian belly dancer/actress Dina is currently working on releasing and publishing her first collection of poems which she has written throughout the past years. Writing poetry, claims the dancer, has been one of her hobbies for a very longtime next to dancing, reported the Arab magazine Al Wa’id.
Dina has vowed to publish the collection using her own budget to assure that it is up to standards and to ensure its success. The idea has been with Dina for some time but was delayed previously after she had resigned and wore the Hijab (Islamic headdress). Her collection of poems was mostly written during high school and the rest at a more mature stage. The language is a mixture of formal Arabic and slang, according to the topic of each one.
Dina added that her poetic gift surfaced when she was at a very young age , and participated numerous times at school events, but she put it aside when she started to attribute the talent of dancing. Dina revealed that she has in fact resigned from as a dancer despite her decision to return to the entertainment world. She said that she is on the verge of opening her house of fashion as a new attempt to acquire the true essence of a businesswoman.
Dina was nominated by Egyptian comedian actor Ahmad Adam for the leading role in his upcoming play "Ma Hadish Fahim Haga" (No One Understands Anything). Dina has expressed her initial acceptance for the role that will mark her third theater experience throughout her career, in which she always took the role of the dancer.
Dina took off her Hijab last month and announced her return, countless film and theater offers have been coming in. Dina has revealed that her return will begin with her acting in several different works in the cinema and on theater stages.
The dancer is currently going through several film and theater scripts in order to choose which one she will accept offers from. Dina added that she will only accept roles that are up to her standards and help her return be a successful one.
Egyptian film producers have begun rushing to the doorstep of the belly dancer with numerous offers to star in films. Dina has so far received over ten different film scenarios, some of which are being filmed at the moment. One of the films she has been offered a role in is the "Tajruba Denmarkieh" (A Dutch Experience) with Egyptian comedian Adel Imam. Imam was offered a role as a dancer in the film who appears three different times throughout the sequence of events.
But Dina had revealed that the first film she intends to take part in is "Kawabees" (Nightmares), which is the film she previously worked on before her resignation and had faced many disputes with the Egyptian censorship is over.
Despite the fact that Dina had completed the fifth pillar of Islam (Hajj) and wore the Hijab, it appeared that all that was done just to cover-up for her involvement in the porn scandal with her ex-husband Hussam. The dancer had also announced earlier that she would begin a career in business administration but she realized that it would not be a success since her real talents lay in dancing alone. Dina did not reveal where her first dancing performance, after her false resignation, would be, but she is hopeful to hold it sometime in the very near future.
Before taking off the Hijab, which people knew would not last long, Dina had revealed that she has completely put her previous belly-dancing and acting careers behind and has ventured into the world of commerce. She opened a private office in the Mohandiseen neighborhood of the Egyptian capital city - Cairo. Dina had decided to cut-off all contacts with the entertainment world, and as such, decided to change her phone numbers, making her knew ones only known to a very small circle of friends.
Late last year rumors started surfacing about Dina's involvement in pornographic films, when a number of videotapes were found in ex-husband’s apartment containing obscene and provocative scenes of her. Dina had filed a lawsuit against Hussam for violating her rights while she was married to him and making pornography films of her without her knowledge. Dina had intended to take Hussam to court for the fact that it is against the law for a man to film his wife in such indecent circumstance. – Albawaba.com
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