Hanan Turk ditches “Ghadab” for an intimate kissing scene
Egyptian actress Hanan Turk has regretfully backed out of the film “Ghadab” (Anger) by Egyptian director Yousuf Shaheen for a kissing scene, which she refused to do. In the movie one of the scenes called for an intimate kiss between Hanan and new Egyptian actor Ahmad Yahia.
According to the London based Elaph, Hanan’s refusal to act out the scenes forced her to give up her role in the film. The actress had demanded that the script be changed to exclude the intimate kissing scene, but the director refused any modifications especially being so tight on time.
Yousif had recently called for the cast of his new movie “Ghadab” to begin shooting immediately starting January 27, saying that there is not enough time left if the film is to be complete by end of March. Shahin had previously planned to begin shooting for his new film by January 11.
Shahin’s office has witnessed a crowd of new faces hoping to make their debuts by taking part in the film even if their roles are very minimal.
Shahin is keen on selecting a new face in most of his films. In his new film he tapped the ballet dancer Ahmed Yahya to play the starring role as Shahin when he was young during the university study in the USA.
The film takes place during the period between 1946-2001 and tackles Shahin’s links with the west especially the United States. Events will start with love and ended with up the September 11th attack rousing anger or hatred for the United States for many reasons including its bias in favor of Israel.
Turk’s latest TV work was the Ramadan drama “Ameera Fi Abdeen” (Ameera in Abdeen) alongside Egyptian actress Samira Ahmad. Her latest movie was "Al Secretera" (The Secretary), with director Mohammed Al Naggar and writer Naser Abdul Rahman, in which she expresses her happiness playing the lead role in a comedy.
Turk first burst onto the scene in 1991, as she co-starred with Nadia Al Gindi and Mahmoud Hemeida in "Raghba Motawahesh" (A Savage Desire). Since then, she managed to make her mark on Arab audiences. The twenty-six year old star was one of three children, managed to enter the acting world after years of intensive ballet courses that got her noticed by film executives. It was not until 1992, in Yousef Shahin's "Al Mohager" (The Emigrant) that Turk's talents became widely popular. -Albawaba.com
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