Hala Shiha to be the star of Adel Imam's upcoming film
Egyptian actress Hala Shiha has been waiting for the right moment to make her debut back into the big screen after she had previously resigned from acting due to wearing the Hijab (headdress), which she took off feeling she is not ready to give up her career. Since she announced her return, Hala has not taken part in any new film.
According to the London based, Elaph, it was revealed that Egyptian comedian-actor Adel Imam has nominated Hala for his upcoming film. The actress has expressed her acceptance of the role offered to her stressing that a film alongside Adel is a great way of making her come back.
Former world famous Squash player and current singer, Ahmad Barradah, announced that he intends to marry Hala in the very near future in a small wedding ceremony in one of his friends houses. Barada added that only a short list of people will attend the wedding party, due to the fact that he and Hala want a small and cozy wedding.
Barada said that he found all what he wished in a woman in Hala, saying that she is very kind, logical, down to earth girl. The two have gotten engaged after denying any form of bond between them to be more than a friendship. The couple held their engagement among a small circle of very close family member wanting the occasion to be as private as possible.
Ahmad stressed that he did not want their engagement pictures to be released to the press and wanted them to be kept private, saying that when he and Hala are married they will release them. The couple’s relationship had began with them becoming friends and then progressed to the point that they realized they could not live without one another.
The Egyptian Censorship Committee has refused to accept the new film “Siko Siko” costarring Hala, which tackles the issue of sex education taught in schools, unless 18 scenes are deleted. The committee stressed that it will not give the green light to the film unless all the unfit scenes are removed and a new name is given for the film.
This is the first time in 20 years that the censorship committee demands this many deletions from one film. The committee stressed that the creation of any film with such sensitive themes as teaching children about the nature of sex is in itself very inappropriate for an Arab audience and does not go with social standards.
The writer of the film stressed that the film is an educational one that enlightens the community and that he was in shock with the report given by the Censorship, which simply means destroying the film entirely in terms of meaning and ideas. He added that the film tackles important issues that reflect problems in our society in a very serious manner and it does not display any sexual or inappropriate scenes. –Albawaba.com
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