Hanan Shawki denies wearing the hijab and ending her career
After an absence from the scenes that lasted over three years, Egyptian actress Hanan Shawki denied circulating rumors of ending her career and wearing the Islamic headdress (Hijab). Hanan returned to the spotlight to star in a new TV drama "Yanabee' Al Ishiq" written by Taha Husain Salem and directed by Wafiq Wajdi.
According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, the new series is Hanan's way of telling viewers that she never gave up acting and plans on taking part in many works. The drama revolves around the early twentieth century and Egyptian resistance against the invasion of the British, and tackles many political issues.
Hanan revealed that the drama is a connotation of what is currently happening in Iraq with the US-British war calling on all Iraqi people to be strong and defend their country against the ruthless invaders.
Shawki was in the US late last year, in which she reached an agreement she would conclude with a production company to star in an American movie infront of well-known superstar Demi Moore. The movie would also be starring actors from Tunis and Morocco.
The movie, whose name was not determined yet, depicts the story of two twin sisters' one living in Cairo and the other in the US. The sisters face so many problems but successfully overcome all the obstacles.
Shawki underwent an extensive diet and did lots of training to loose wait in order to fit in the character she'd be playing, "I will devote all my time to the movie," Shawki said, adding that she's also attending many aerobic classes lately. – Albawaba.com
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