Director fears theft of Haifa Wahbi’s clothes
Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi has postponed the released of her latest music video, which she has just completed shooting, until she launches her new album in Egyptian and Lebanese markets. <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Haifa’s decision has caused the director of the clip Hadi Al Bajory to fall in a state of worry fearing that the idea of the clip may be stolen.
According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Hadi added that he also fears the clothes Haifa wore in the clip may as well get stolen. Hadi revealed that the clip is three songs combined in one and lasts up to 6 minutes, which is considered one of the longest clips to be released. The three songs are “Ragab” where Haifa imitates Egyptian legend Hind Rustom, “Tool Umri Aini” in which she plays the role of a common Egyptian girl at a fish market, and the third song Haifa acts out the role of a modern girl.
Despite recent constant rumors of disputes between Haifa and her production company Rotana, the singer has been holding several sessions with the company to discuss the strong possibility of renewing her contract. Haifa’s current contract with Rotana, which produced two albums for the singer so far, is scheduled to end this month.
Haifa revealed that no definite agreement has been reached so far, but negotiations are going in the right direction. In her latest album “Bidi Eish” (I Want to Live), Haifa worked with a number of prominent Lebanese composers and had spent endless hours taking singing lessons to improve her performance.