Laila Elwi justifies her stance
Prominent Egyptian actress Laila Elwi has justified her reason for turning down an offer for the leading role in the upcoming television drama series “Al Midan” by stressing that she has already signed other contracts to star in different works. Laila added that the offer for the television series came at a time when she is too wrapped up with shooting scenes for different works.
According to the Qatar based daily, Al Raya, Laila denied that the reason behind her refusal for the role is the low wage she was offered or that the part is not so significant. She added that when she is offered any role, she does not care if it is a minor or major one, and the only thing that matters is that the role she is playing aims at sending out a meaningful message.
Recently, Morocco’s King Mohammad VI had sent his private physician to treat Egyptian actresses Laila and Poussy after they were in a car accident while driving to the city of Tanta. The King wanted to ensure that both actresses receive the best medical care since they were injured in his country.
Poussy revealed that Laila, director Osama Fawzi, Egypt’s Ambassador to Morocco Ashraf Za’za, and herself were in the Ambassador’s car, on their way to Tanta. The actress added that the heavy rainfalls caused the car to slide 40 meters downhill crashing into trees.
Poussy stressed that if it weren’t for the trees, none of the passengers would have survived the crash. She added that she suffered some injuries and was treated for them, and Laila was injured as well but had already gone home to Egypt.
The two actresses had come to Morocco early last week to take part in the International Film Festival. Poussy was on the judging committee, whereas Laila’s film “Bahib El Cima”, which is directed by Osama, was competing in event.
On a different note, Laila has announced that her television drama series “Bint Min Shubra” finally received the approval of the Egyptian Censorship Committee to be aired on local and satellite Egyptian channels. The news comes as a breakthrough for Laila who has been fighting the previous decision of banning the drama and gone to extremes refusing to give up.
The series had been aired on different Arab satellite channels and proved to be inoffensive to any religious sect, which was the argument of the Egyptian censorship. Laila stressed that viewers all around the Arab world expressed their approval of the drama.