Hanan Turk defies censorship regulations
Lebanese director Josleen Saab had held up a fence around the filming scene in the middle of the old city of Cairo. Reporters and journalists were not allowed to enter or take any photographs on the first day of filming the new movie “Dunia”. The movie has been rejected by the Egyptian censorship more than once but the Lebanese director insisted on filming, adding that she is not interested to screen it in the Arab world anymore.
The movie is stars Egyptian singer Mohammad Muneer, Fathi Abdul Wahhab and Hanan Turk. The movie revolves around the psychological effects on women who undergo circumcision. Hanan stressed that she consulted religious sources before accepting the part. Some of the filming will take place in Aloqsor, the southern part of Egypt.
Prominent actor Mahmoud Hamida had previously refused to participate in the movie saying that the scenario was [bold]. To everyone's surprise, Muneer accepted to take the role after being away from the cinema for the past seven years. The last film “Al Maseer” (Destiny) he took part in was by prominent Egyptian director Yousef Shahin.
After the singer reached his 25th year in the entertainment business, he decided to enter the acting world once more in the new film “Dunia”, which is written and directed by Josleen Saab. In the film, Mohammad portrays the role of a person who is in love with poetry and singing. Eventually the young man meets a young woman, played by Hanan, who leaves her family to follow her dream of dancing and musical performances in Cairo.
Muneer stressed that this film, which is his comeback to the cinema, adds a lot to his career, and through it he is performing a role that is very close to his character in real life. The film will include actual songs by the singer and is scheduled to begin shooting scenes in the very near future. –Albawaba.com
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