Ghosts from the past to haunt Laila Elwi after the holidays
Egyptian actress Laila Elwi is scheduled to begin shooting the first scenes for her upcoming film “Al Ashbah Bi Dakhili” (The Ghosts Within Me) immediately after the Eid El Fitr holiday (Muslim holiday after Ramadan), under the direction of Khaled Al Hajar.
The film’s story revolves around two young adults who fall in love with one another, and once they decide to tie the knot and marry after so many years of being together, the man suddenly commits suicide. The shock of the man’s death causes the woman to go into a psychological breakdown and she begins to see his ghost everywhere she goes.
Recently, the Egyptian central directorate of censorship on artistic works on Egyptian TV had sent a request to the director of the Ramadan TV drama series “Ta’la Nehlam Bi Bokra” (Lets Dream of Tomorrow) starring Laila, demanding him to re-shoot 15 scenes in the series which show Laila in seductive outfits.
The officials were hesitant to approve the broadcasting of many scenes in the drama showing Laila in inappropriate clothing that does not show any respect for the holy month, but despite their hesitation they finally approved to broadcast most of them. The drama includes many other famous actors and actresses like Izzat Abu Ouf, Hussein Fahmi, Sawsan Bader, and Mahmoud Qabil.
Elwi expressed her content about the success her new Ramadan TV drama series (Ta’ala Nehlam Bi Bokra) (Lets Dream of Tomorrow), in which she plays the role of Enji El Kashef, alongside Egyptian actor Hussien Fahmi, has received with a very high viewing rate. Laila stressed that the role took lots of efforts to perfect due to the fact that the series goes through three different stages of Enji’s life making it essential to be aware of the smallest details regarding the part.
Laila revealed that the working conditions she was put in were very dangerous, because she insisted on doing all the stunt scenes on her own, adding that she nearly suffocated while swimming with a plastic neck protector while shooting one of the scenes. The actress also noted that she actually went through a real life car accident with her colleague Hussien Fahmi to make one of the scenes appear more realistic.
She adds that she was fascinated with the complication of the character and the different phases of life the character went through. Her role as Enji shows a businesswoman who has many complicated relations because of her work environment. She decides to look back at her life and decides to straighten things out bringing on many unexpected complications leading her to change her mind at the last minute with the least losses possible. -Albawaba.com