Mirna Al Muhandis takes off the Hijab to act again
In an unexpected move, young Egyptian actress Mirna Al Muhandis surprised everyone when she took off her Hijab (Islamic headdress). She decided to back off on the previous decision of ending her acting career.
According to the London based Elaph, 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.
On a different not, Mirna wanted to prove that previous rumors concerning quitting her career as an actor was due to health complications she was allegedly experiencing, by appearing in back on screen healthy as a horse. She stressed that the only reason she was away, is the Hijab she put on April of last year.
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.
“At first I did not plan to quit my acting career, especially after I consulted religious scholars about acting and if that is forbidden. My doctors at the time had suggested I take time off and rest since I was over worked with taking up more than one job at the same time,” she added.
Mirna entered the hearts of everyone last year during Ramadan 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