Mirna Al Muhandis splits personality to make up for lost time
Young Egyptian actress Mirna Al Muhandis began shooting the scenes for her upcoming TV drama "Qamar September" (Moon of September), which marks her first role after returning to the acting world. In the series Mirna plays the role of a university student who throughout the course of events meets a well-known journalist played by Egyptian actress Mervat Amin, whom she becomes very attached to and begins to look up to her as the perfect role model.
According to the Egyptian based daily, El Akhbar, director of the drama, Ahmad Tawfiq , had taken advantage of the temporary postponement, which came about during the US-led war on Iraq, to build a new stage set at the Media Production City in order to have everything ready and running when shooting of the scenes resumed. The series written by Rida Al Wakeel, will costar Ahmad Khalil, Tawfiq Abdul Rahim, Jamal Ismael, Monia, and Mustafa Aldamardash.
Mirna has also been nominated by director Ali Badr Khan for the leading role in a second TV drama "Al Farashat Tahtariqn" (Butterflies Burning). The drama written by Abu Al Ula Slamouni is to costars Shweikar, Jala Fahmi, Hisham Abdul Hamid, Mahmoud Qabeel, Majda Khatib, and Abdul Aziz Makhyoun.
On a different note, late last year in an unexpected move, Mirna surprised everyone when she took off her Hijab (Islamic headdress), deciding it was in her best interest to return to her acting career.
Mirna felt she did not get her fair share from her acting career. She also stressed that she had rushed the idea of her Hijab and that in reality the time was not right and she was not fully prepared to give up everything at such an early stage. Her love for acting could not keep her away from the scenes for too long. Elaph reported that Mirna would appear on a television show in the next upcoming days without the Hijab. “My love of acting, and the fact that I want to star in new movies and TV series led me to take this decision with no regrets.” Mirna added.
The surprise of wearing the Hijab came during the month of April last year. Mirna had made the decision to end her acting career and devote herself to God and Islam. “I realized that I knew nothing about my religion, I used to act and dress in ways which are not in any way accepted by Islam. The inspiration to wear the Hijab came in a dream, where I felt God was reaching out to me. When I woke up I confronted my mother and my sister with my decision and they happily welcomed the idea,” Mirna said.
Mirna entered the hearts of everyone two years ago in the drama series “Banat Afkari” (My Brainchildren) scripted by Mohsen Zayed and directed by Yahya Al Alami. She costarred with Egyptian actress Elham Shahin and distinguished Egyptian Actor Mahmoud Mursi. -Albawaba.com