Hakim outrages doctors for turning hospital into a nightclub
Egyptian folk-singer Hakim has caused doctors at Qasr Al Aini hospital in Cairo to go into a rage when he sang non-stop for three days while filming indoor scenes for his upcoming film “Ali Spicy”. Hakim, who began filming inside the hospital was shocked to see patients leave their rooms and gather around to watch him while filming and request that he sings for them.
According to the Qatar based daily, Al Raya, the hospital premises turned into a nightclub with singing and dancing causing doctors to go into a rage that demanded an instant halt to the chaos. Doctors stressed that what was going on disrupts the conditions of patients and is inappropriate for a hospital, a matter that lead the administration of the hospital to refuse the continuation of filming.
Director of the film Mohammad Al Najjar was forced to stop filming of the scenes and relocate at a different hospital. On a similar instance, Hakim was forced to stop the filming after being slapped hard in the face by actor Jamal Ismael leading to severe bruises in his eyes. It was revealed that Hakim insisted that Jamal slap him with force to make the scene more realistic. Hakim kept redoing the scene repeatedly until Jamal’s slap was so strong resulting in a bruised eye for the singer.
Hakim revealed that in the past years he has been going through many different film ideas but finally decided on “Ali Spicy”, in which he plays the role of careless medical student whose passion is to become a singer and heal people with his music.
In the film, Hakim performs five different songs, two of which are sung as a duet with Summaya, who had also sung duets with Egyptian singer Mustafa Amar in his film “Bahibak Wi Ana Kaman”. Summaya has expressed her happiness at returning to the cinema, after an absence that lasted for over a year and a half. She added that the film holds humanistic meaning and is a romance musical combined with comedy.