Khaled Al Nabawi to Borrow Amr Daib’s Songs
Egyptian actor Khaled Al Nabawi has agreed with Amr Diab on borrowing two songs from his recent album to include them in his new film Taeh Fi Amerka (Lost in America), according to Akhbar Al Nujoum magazine.
Diab’s two songs, Tamalli Maak (With You For Ever) and Wala Leila (No Night), will be used as background music for romantic scenes between Nabawi and Hala Shiha in the film, which director Rafi Jerjes recently finished shooting.
The film is a blend of romance and comedy. Most of the filming took place in the US, with total production costs of $600,000. It tells the story of a young Egyptian who goes to the US during summer vacation to look for a job, and falls in love with an Egyptian girl living there.
Nabawi’s latest movie, Omar 2000, was released about a year ago. It clinched nine awards at the 2000 Alexandria Film Festival. Few months earlier, Nabawi won the Best Actor Award at a South African film festival, according to the Egyptian Gazette.
Another landmark in Nabawi’s career came in the late 1990s, when he starred in the musical Ismailiyya Rayeh Gai (Ismailia Back and Forth) which was a huge box office success.
In each of his 12 movies, Nabawi has portrayed a different kind of character. His big break came when he was picked by internationally famed Egyptian filmmaker Yousef Shahin to star in his film Al Muhajer (The Immigrant). Nabawi's renown further soared when he later appeared in Al Massir (Destiny), another film directed by Shahin.
"I am keen to do quality roles; I never repeat the same character. Along my short acting career, I have appeared in 12 movies with 12 different characters. I prefer complex roles, because they usually show my potential as an actor," Nabawi told the daily.
Not only has Nabawi worked with top filmmakers, he has also performed in a string of hit TV and stage dramas. He starred in the political stage drama The Chain.
His TV credits include the multi-part period miniseries Bawabat Al Halawani (The Halawani Gate) and the TV version of the film classic We Don't Cultivate Thorns, both directed by veteran filmmaker Hussein Kamal, according to the Gazette – Albawaba.com
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