Hanan Turk accused of assaulting a journalist
Prominent Egyptian actress Hanan Turk was accused of assaulting a journalist and damaging his camera. The police department of Qasr Elnil in Cairo decided to send the case to court in order to have the actress prosecuted for her actions, which were considered illegal.
The incident took place when Hanan was at the police station filing a complaint against her husband for kicking her out of their apartment. The reporter was outside the police station and started taking photos of Hanan, who asked him to stop and take out the film, but he refused and told her that he was doing his job.
The reporter went into the police station and reported that Hanan had used force against him and then damaged his camera. Hanan was back into the police station and was bailed out later the same day.
Turk has denied circulating rumors that a dispute brokeout between her and her actress Muna Shalabi during the filming of "Ahla Al Awkat" (The Best of Times). Hanan stressed that the rumor is completely untrue and this is the second film in which no disputes occur between her and a cast member, the first being Sahar AL Laiali.
Hanan revealed that she and Muna are close friends and no problems occurred between them throughout the film. Egyptian cinema for the first time since its making witnessed the rise of a new film "Ahla Al Awkat" with an all female cast. The film is a first time experience for Egyptian director Hala Khalil and scenarist Wisam Sulieman.
The film features three lead actresses, who are also good friends in real life. Egyptian actresses Hanan, Muna Shalabi, and Tunisian actress Hind Sabri costar alongside one another in the film.
It was revealed that no males took part in the creation of the film except for the head cameraman and six males who took part in minor roles throughout the film. Hala stressed that the fact that the cast of the film are all females was not a coincidence, for the mere fact that the film revolves around the story of three women who are the best of friends. The film tackles the idea of how people accept problems they face in society and how they find ways to overcome all obstacles.
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