Hind Sabri denies stealing the spotlight from Egyptian actresses
Tunisian actress Hind Sabri, who is the first actress to hold a Masters Degree in Law and is widely known for her daring qualities in acting, denied allegations that she strives to steal the spotlight and acting opportunities from Egyptian actresses. Hind simply said that when she is offered a role that appeals to her she accepts it without any cruel intentions of taking someone else’s role.
According to the London based daily, Al Hayat, Hind stressed that her presence in the Egyptian cinema does affect others for the simple fact that the Egyptian cinema market releases at least twenty five films a year which means it can absorb an indefinite number of actresses and actors. Hind added that she has moved to Egypt since her acting career is tied with the Egyptian cinema. A high demand for Hind is present among producers for the fact that she has proved to be an outstanding actress the previous films she took part in.
The wave of calling in Lebanese and Tunisian actresses' to replace Egyptian ones by producers and directors has caused rise for anger and disappointments. Many reasons have led to these replacements most of which have to do with the success foreign actresses proved starring in Egyptian films and the fact that most Egyptian actresses' have refused to accept roles that call for some form of intimacy and being seductive.
It was noted that Lebanese and Tunisian actresses are always willing to accept roles that call for being provocative and seducing unlike their Egyptian counterparts. This in turns saves producers and directors the hassle of having to alter scripts that contain intimate scenes to accommodate the conditions set by most Egyptian actresses. Some producers said that the reason behind nominating Lebanese and Tunisian actresses is because they present a new kind of beauty that is not present in Egyptian women. This beauty has proven to be popular among the Egyptian and most Arab audience.
The young Tunisian actress Hind is currently shooting the scenes for her new film 'Awiz Ha'I" (I Want My Share) with Hani Ramzi and Anam Salouseh. Hind was chosen for her role among a number of Egyptian actresses for her daring personality in previous films.
The film will finally go into action after it has been postponed for the past three years for a number of reasons. The film will mark the first directing experience for Ahmad Nader Jalal, who is son of the prominent director Nader Jalal.
Sabri has played starring roles in two Egyptian films, "Muthakkarat Murahika" (Adolescent Memoirs) and "Muwaten Mukhber Wa Harami" (Citizen, Detective and Thief).
About the reactions of the Egyptian audience to her roles in the films "Muthakkarat Murahika" and "Muwaten, Mukhber Wa Harami", Sabri said, “I am not convinced with what is described as moral criticism of films. This should not be the way to read films. This type of criticism annoys me because I see it as impression rather than criticism.”
The young actress began her art career in the cinema at the age of 14 when she was discovered by the director Noori Bu Zaid who introduced her to the director Mufeedah Talatli who was seeking a star for her film Samt al Kusoor (Palaces Silence). Then Talatli tapped her for the starring role in her film Mawsem al Rijal (Mens Season).
Although the Tunisian actress managed to prove her competency through two films only and overcome all obstacles, she insisted on pursuing the study of law. She is currently gearing up for her Masters Thesis in Business Law -- Albawaba.com
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