Laila Elwi on strike after the exclusion of her Ramadan drama series
After officials at the Egyptian Broadcasting Company had decided to exclude Egyptian actress Laila Elwi’s Ramadan drama “Bint Min Shibra” just hours before its scheduled airing, the actress decided to go on strike on not film the remaining scenes. Laila had announced that she will not shoot the four remaining scenes of the drama which consist of two indoors and two out, that need at least six days to complete.
A request to temporarily stop the filming due to the state of depression Laila and the entire cast of the drama fell into due to the decision to eliminate the series. The cast denied rumors that the drama was excluded from broadcasting because of censorship reasons, stressing that the censorship had already given its acceptance.
Officials at the Egyptian Broadcasting Company had suddenly announced that they will not allow the screening of Egyptian actresses Yusra, Laila Elwi and Elham Shaheen’s Ramadan drama series from airing on their local channels during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
The decision has tremendously affected the actresses due to the fact that it means the success of their new works will be jeopardized. The actress have demanded an investigation into the matter to see why such a drastic decision was made without any prior notice.
In the TV drama [Bint Min Shibra], Laila performs the role of a Greek girl who refuses to leave her home country [Egypt] and falls in love with an Egyptian Muslim man who rectifies lots of her wrong concepts. –Albawaba.com
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