Fahmi, Citing Psychological Problems in Wake of Conspiracy, Quits Cinema
Egyptian artist Gala Fahmi has described the redistribution of her film Gala Gala to various venues as a useless action that would not prevent her from dropping out of the cinema world, according to the Arabic daily Al Sharq Al Awsat.
The screening of the film was halted weeks ago. Fahmi has decided to quit the silver screen due to what she alleged was a conspiracy to sink her film into obscurity.
“This action depicts their sorrow for what they have done against my film, but it won't change anything. This is because they caused my husband and film producer, Omar Hijazi, to incur financial losses that exceeded two and a half million pounds. They also caused me psychological problems and made me certain that my continuation in acting would be a kind of gambling,” Fahmi told the daily.
Gala Gala was the first film to be screened during the summer season. The film was directed by the Mazen Al Gabali and costars the singer Fares. It is considered, as described by Fahmi, as “the first graphic film in the Egyptian cinema, but it did not achieve the success and appreciation it deserves.” – Albawaba.com
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