Elham Shahin defends drunken brother
A Cairo police station has set free prominent Egyptian actress Elham Shahin’s brother, Ameer Shahin, after paying a bail of 100 EGP. Ameer was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and hitting a police car that was parked in one of Cairo’s streets, injuring its passengers.
Despite the fact that evidence provided proves that Ameer was drunk while driving his car, Elham denied such allegations and stressed that her brother was trying to flee a group of ladies who were following him in their car wanting to talk to him. She added that in the attempt to flee from the ladies, Ameer hit a curb in turn hitting the police car that was parked in the street.
Elham revealed that she and her brother were returning home from a wedding each driving his/her own car. The actress stressed that her brother never drinks alcohol and the allegations against him are not true.
Shahin has publicly announced on a television program that Egyptian actress Nadia Al Jundi refuses the idea of acting with another leading actress in fear of loosing some of the spotlight. Elham on her turn has vowed that she will never accept any role alongside Nadia.
Elham stressed that despite the fact that she welcomes sharing a leading role with another actress, the case is different with Nadia. Elham added that the fact that Nadia refuses sharing a leading role makes her (Elham) disregard the idea of acting with her.
Recently, Nadia waged a sever attack on Elham publicly on the Lebanese TV channel Future, where she was a guest on the show "Khaleek Bil Bait" (Stay at Home), presented by the Lebanese announcer Zahi Wahbi. Elham, who was outraged with Nadia's comments, decided to fire back and stated to the media that it's probable that Nadia would attack her just to attract attention since she has been without work for the past two years, in other words stressing that she has nothing better to do.
Elham noted that Al Jundi did not get five prizes for her movie "Alragbah" (Desire), stressing that the movie had participated in three festivals in which both of them won two prizes, adding that she won the most important prize which was best actress in the national festival of Egyptian cinema, the thing that made Nadia very angry and jealous. - Albawaba.com
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