Egyptian TV refuses mentioning Ruby’s name
Egyptian media is still suffering from contradiction, which was very obvious lately after the censorship approved Egyptian singer Ruby's movie “Sabe3 Wara'at Kotcheena” (Seven Playing Cards), meanwhile the Egyptian TV refused to post any ads for the movie.
After many attempts to pressure management in the Egyptian television broadcasting company, they accepted to post some ads for the movie on one condition that is not mentioning Ruby's name in the ad!
This is not the first incident but the officials of the television broadcasting company also refused to broadcast an interview with Ruby to be aired on Mazzika satellite channel.
Ruby is not the only singer banned from appearing on the Egyptian television channels, but also folk singer Shabaan Abdul Raheem and is only invited to certain programs that aim to make fun of him.
Egyptian director Sharif Sabri and business manager of Ruby, announced that the singer’s film (Seven Playing Cards) will be screened in Dubai and Beirut uncensored. Sharif revealed that the film will be shown with all the seventeen scenes that were cut in Egypt by the censorship committee.
Sharif stressed that screening the film uncut is the only way it can be seen because all the scenes that were deleted in Egypt made the film loose its essential meaning. The producer added that he had previously agreed to the alterations made by the Egyptian Censorship in order not to rate it for adults only.
Sabri had criticized all critics who wrote that his latest movie was not successful and did not achieve important profits, considering this as part of the attack waged on him and Ruby. Sherif had previously allowed the stars of his movies to talk to the media after being prohibited for 12 months while filming the movie.
Ruby's new movie (Seven Playing Cards) was screened without any special screening to critics and media. Cinema houses owners revealed that the film did not make its expected profits with six screening in one cinema reached only 1450 EGP and four screening in another reached only 900 EGP. It was added that only teenage males were witnessed going to see the film, due to their infatuation with Ruby, who is considered to be one of the most seductive singers.
Sharif finally gave his approval to Mazikka music satellite channel to host Ruby in her first public interview. The interview was recorded in Sharif's office in the international trade center and will be divided into parts. The first part will be aired next Thursday the 22nd of July.
During the interview Ruby talked about her special relation with Sharif and his affect on her career and how much has she learned from him. She also talks about how she dealt with the fierce attack against her and her future plans. –Albawaba.com
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