Laila Elwi losses weight, holds auction for her dresses
Egyptian actress Laila Elwi decided to organize an auction for a large number of pieces of her clothes and dresses provided and allocate the proceeds from the auction for the Palestinian Red Crescent.
She made an agreement with an appraiser to supervise the auction, which will be held at a Cairo grand hotel in the middle of next August.
“After loosing 18 kg. of weight and restoring my sliminess, I was surprised to see most of my clothes unsuitable for me. After consultation with friends I thought of allocating the price of these clothes for the Palestinian people in view of the fact that my clothes are from expensive brand,” Elwi told the London-based Arabic daily al Sharq al Awsat.
She added that she planned to offer a number of the dresses she wore during her films and plays for sale in the auction.
Meanwhile, the renowned actress who is nominated to play a starring role in a play during the summer season under the direction of Kamal Hussein, faces a crisis with the company producing her film Baheb al Cinema (I like cinema).
The Arab company for Production known as Hermes decided to halt shooting the rest of the film’s scenes after the production budget exceeded three million pounds. The cost of shooting the remaining scenes need 800,000 pounds the fact that spurred the company to stop filming.
On the other hand, the film screenwriter Hani Fouzi and its director Osama Fouzi are trying to convince the producing company to withdraw its decision and resume shooting so that the film will be ready for Cairo International Film Festival. The film is one of the strongest films nominated to represent Egypt at the forthcoming festival to be held next October -- Albawaba.com