Elham Shaheen, Laila Elwi and Hussein Fahmi threaten Egyptian television
Disputes between stars and officials at the Egyptian television network have escalated, mainly concerning Elham Shahin, Laila Elwi, Athar Al Hakim, Hussein Fahmi, Samira Ahmad, Salah Al Saedi, Ina'am Mohammad Ali and Ashrab Abdul Baqi. The problems increased due to the promise of Egyptian television to air these stars Ramadan drama series during mid-Ramadan since they were not aired at the beginning of the holy month.
According to London based daily, Al Quds Al Arabi, actors and actresses are furious from not being part of the television schedule during Ramadan stressing that their works are of high standards as the dramas that have been aired. These stars have gone in rage when they were notified that their works will be postponed until after the holy month due to the fact that the network must increase its commercials to cover costs.
The network has been threatened by actors and actresses that they will shift the production of their work to Dubai, which means a loss of profit for Egyptian television.
Officials at the Egyptian Broadcasting Company had announced that they will not allow the screening of Egyptian actresses Laila Elwi and Elham Shaheen’s Ramadan drama series from airing on their local channels during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The decision has tremendously affected the actresses due to the fact that it means the success of their new works will be jeopardized. The actress have demanded an investigation into the matter to see why such a drastic decision was made without any prior notice.
Laila Elwi in her TV drama [Bint Min Shibra] performs the role of a Greek girl who refuses to leave her home country [Egypt] and falls in love with an Egyptian Muslim man who rectifies lots of her wrong concepts.
Elham Shahin says that only comedy movies are dominating the market these days so most of her generation who are looking for good cinema just turned their interest to TV. Elham adds that she recently finished her latest movie entitled [Khali Min El-Kolestrol] with Ashraf Abdul Baqi and directed by Mohammed Abu Seif.
About her roles in TV, Elham was able to take part in two TV dramas for Ramadan [Bint Afandina] scenario by Mohammed Galal and direction by Mohammed Abu Seif. Elham performs the role of a peasant and the landlord tries to take her as his lover but under her constant refusal he decides to marry her and she becomes a community star. –Albawaba.com