Lucy on stage, in the cinema, and on television
Egyptian multi-talented dancer Lucy is scheduled to return to theater stage this summer to take part in a new play, which she refuses to reveal any of its details. Lucy is also preparing to star in a new film alongside Egyptian actors Midhat Saleh and Hajaj Abdul Atheem. The dancer has not yet decided on a name for the film for she refuses to accept the current name given for it “Wahad Laymoon” (One Lemon).
According to the UAE based daily, Al Bayan, in addition to all her scheduled work, Lucy is waiting for director Mohammad Abdul Aziz to complete the TV drama “Ghader wa Kibria” (Deceit and Concete), which she stars in alongside Kamal Abu Raia, Mirna Al Muhandis, Ahmad Khalil, and a number of new faces. The drama has so far been sold to 7 different TV stations to be aired this coming October.
The budget for the TV series reached over 5 million Egyptian pounds, for it was filmed throughout different areas around Egypt. The story of the drama is by Mahmoud Dahmoush, written by Mohammad Al Basousi and revolves around the life of a young man, who uses every manipulating and condescending manner to get what he wants. He uses every dirty trick in the book with his neighbors cheating them out of money. One of the major cunning moves he makes is towards his boss’s daughter, in which he villainously deceives the young girl into falling in love with him. Being a skilled con artist, he takes part in many cases of fraud in his father in-law’s business and launders money and is engaged in many illegal actions.
Earlier this month, a con-artist who was arrested by Egyptian customs police for the smuggling of cloths in her car using Lucy’s name and claimed to be her. The news that was leaked out to the press did not include the fact that the fraud had used the dancer’s name as a cover-up and so all tabloids published that Lucy was the one in fact arrested.
The con-artist’s name is Soria Mahmoud Said Al Masri, and goes by the name Lucy, whereas the real name of the belly dancer is Anam Saed Mohammad Abdul Wahab. It was added that Soria had refused to come to terms with the customs officials and therefore her case was moved to a higher court under the charges of smuggling cloths that are worth over 250 thousand Egyptian pounds. Soria was freed on a bail of 5 thousand Egyptian pounds and is ordered to remain in Egypt until her trial. -Albawaba.com