George Wassuf openly criticizes Rotana on their own premises
Lebanese singer George Wassuf recently recorded an interview with his production company Rotana, but it took the company three months to air it on their music channel because of the firing releases of George during the interview. The three-hour interview covered the relationship between Wassuf and Rotana and the difficulties he is facing in dealing with them.
The interview started with continuous cheers of his fans who were around two thousand inside the studio and more than eight thousand waiting for him outside the place. Other guests came to Wassuf's interview like Abdullah Belkhair, Laila Gofran, Jawad Ali, Mirna Khayyat, Tony Abu Elyas, Tony Kahwaji, Nishan Harotionian.
Everyone noticed that the TV announcer was not able to keep control of the conversation and that was because Wassuf was so witty in his answers and she could not stop him when she wanted.
Wassuf wondered why the director of Rotana did not show up then the announcer said that Mr. Michel Al-Murr was there but Wassuf said that the person he meant was Salem Al-Hindi, general director of artistic affairs in Rotana, who is directly in charge of Wassuf's works.
Wassuf added that he has been ill for the past two years and no one in Rotana even remembered him with a phone call, here the announcer wanted to cover up for Rotana and said that Rotana came to welcome him in the airport. Wassuf commented by saying it is your duty as a production company to welcome me at the airport besides he used his connections to let Rotana officials into the airport.
Despite all the announcer's efforts to change the subject Wassuf went on criticizing and saying that Rotana brings new managers every year who harm the company more and cause major set backs. Wassuf expressed his sadness because Salem Al-Hindi told him that his albums are not achieving the sales they used to make. Here Wassuf wondered if this was true and why Rotana would not let him go.
Wassuf said "despite all that, when Rotana wanted to renew my contract I just signed the contract without even reading the details and that’s because I am loyal to my production company"
During the interview, Wassuf blamed Rotana for supporting singers who have modest talents while ignoring real good voices like Fares Karam, Mo'een Sharaf, and Fulla.
It was obvious during the interview that the announcer was not strong enough to manage an interview with Wassuf who showed great confident and was bossy with the announcer whose job is to try save Rotana some face during the continuous criticism Wassuf was pouring. –Albawaba.com
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