Laila Elwy's Mubarak connection: proud to be part of Suzanne's family
Laila Elwy is somehow related to Hosni Mubarak
Laila Elwy took the opportunity to name drop on a Ramadan show this season, saying she has relatives in (formerly) high places. Not necessarily something to boast, some would say, she has spoken about how she is related to the Mubarak family on the show "Ana Wal Asal", (Me and the Honey). Apparently, her husband Mansur Jamal is the uncle of Jamal Mubarak's wife Khadeja Jamal. Laila has declared that she is proud to be a part of this family.
The legendary actress divulged that she met Suzanne Mubarak only once before her marriage and never saw the infamous First Lady again. She says she avoided making more contact since she prefers not to entertain close relationships with people in power.
Laila Elwy however is not inclined to sell her 'family' completely down the river. She confesses that she prays that Suzanne be patient throughout her troubled times. "She is a mother and I know what it's like for a mother who goes through such situations."
She spares a prayer also for Khadeja (wife to Jamal Mubarak), calling her "the angel", and includes her daughter Farida in her thoughts.
On the show, host Nishan asked her about her feelings seeing Mubarak on trial. Laila had this to say: "Mercy is good"-- and, she went on to explain her point of view "it's better to be a victim of injustice than being a tyrant." We see.
Other points to arise in interview on the talk-show included her 'family' history.
She admitted that she had had an inkling about the corruption going on in Egypt. But she maintains that there are countries more corrupt than Egypt, yet she is not seeing what went down in Egypt playing out in those countries.
She also added to bolster her view that she'd met with Arabs from Lebanon and other concerned parties across the region, who stated their dissatisfaction with how events unfolded in Egypt. As for how she felt about President Morsi, she it was too early to tell and she'd wait and see if he fulfilled his promises or not.
From politics back to family
Moving into the more personal topic of her having children, when asked did she still wish to have children, her comment was that "We are in Ramadan, I pray regularly to God, but I don't recall praying to have a child, I am satisfied with my son Khalid".
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