Hakim puts singing career on hold for a shot at acting on the big screen
Egyptian pop singer Hakim has decided to dedicate his time completely the upcoming months to begin work on a new film “Hasan Safari”, which will mark the beginning of his acting career. The Egyptian weekly, Al Nujoom, reported that Hakim has called off most of the concerts scheduled in this time period.
The film is directed by Said Hamid and written by screenwriter Majdi Al Kadash. Hakim who will be starring the lead role, is currently along with the crew of the film looking for a lead actress to play the part of the heroin. The choice will most probably fall on a Lebanese singer according to the weekly.
In mid-October, Hakim appeared before the court in Cairo. This came after the testimony of two witnesses at the prosecutor general's office, saying that the Arab pop star had assaulted his wife in a furnished apartment at the aristocratic neighborhood of Azzamalek in Cairo.
According to the UAE daily, Al Bayan, witnesses confirmed that the singer had beaten his wife, Marwa Ibrahim, in front of the neighbors after a squabble between the two. The Prosecutor's Office later summoned the singer for further questions.
Trouble had erupted after Hakim's wife accidentally seen her husband at her friend's flat when she visited her on the upper floor of their building. The singer, who could not find a way to get out of the predicament, decided to beat his wife instead in the face as well as other parts of her body. Marwa filed a complaint at a Cairo police station accusing her husband of assault, after discovering the romantic relationship between him and her friend.
It is noteworthy to mention that Marwa, who is also a lawyer, has been behind many of her husband's problems, as she often expressed her resentment to his frequent dancing on stage with younger girls who always seem to be enthusiastic for his singing and music.
Last year, Hakim caused an international scandal when he kindled a crisis with the renowned British singer, Sting, who has a concert at the Pyramids. Hakim was slated to perform just before Sting at the "mega concert" at the Pyramids. However, for several reasons, Hakim showed up late and found out his set cancelled. In protest he got up on stage and made an impromptu speech about Egyptians being insulted in their own country. - Albawaba.com
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