Egyptian Actress Wants Court to Force Scenarist to Write
Samira Ahmed, the star of the TV series Amira Min Abdeen (Princess From Abdeen), has sent tipstaffs to the writer Osama Anwar Okasha to obtain from him the six remaining episodes of the series.
A dispute erupted between the series star and director Mohammed Fadel over two actors nominated by Ahmed and refused by Fadel in his capacity as having the right in allocating the roles of actors.
The writer Okasha sided the director and did not write the rest of the episodes, which spurred Ahmed to resort to court to secure these episodes.
Okasha told the daily Al Gomhuria, “had writing been out of order or fear of the law, I would have left this profession immediately. The matter has taken more than it should and it is not personal. The dispute is about the limits and rights of every party. As long as Samira Ahmed wants to revert to the law, the matter is so simple. At the court I will say all what I have.”
Okasha denied the rumors that he was paid twice as he wrote the series at the beginning for Faten Hamamah. “Actually I gave a summary of the series script to Faten Hamamah through Engineer Abdel Rahman Hafez but she could not play in the series for personal reasons. Afterwards Samira Ahmed and her business manager came to me and bought it,” said Okasha -- Albawaba.com