Muhammad Muneer assaulted by a drunken man
A drunken man managed to pass through security guards and get on the stage while Egyptian singer Mohammed Muneer was singing and started punching him while knocking him face down to the ground. A state of panic went through the audience while security managed to arrest the doer and dragged him to the police station.
The incident took place on April 30, 2004 while Munir was holding a concert at the pyramids part of a promotional campaign for Egypt to host the 2010 soccer Tournament, reported the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat. Sources revealed that the man ,who jumped all of a sudden onto the stage and started beating up the singer, was drunk and said that he loved Mohammed Muneer and his intentions were to kiss him. The man was bailed out later and was accused of drinking in public place after Muneer refused to file charges and accuse him of assault.
Munir revealed to the newspaper that he never saw the man before and that he was not targeted by this assault. The real target was the reputation of Egypt in front of the FIFA committee who is expected to give a decision about hosting the country of the soccer Tournament on May 14, 2004.
Muneer has been away from the cinema for over seven years, having decided to dedicate his time to his music career. The last film “Al Maseer” (Destiny) he took part in was by prominent Egyptian director Yousef Shahin. After the singer reached his 25th year in the entertainment business, he decided to enter the acting world once more in the new film “Dunia” (World), which is written and directed by Joe Sileen Saab. In the film, Mohammad portrays the role of a person who is in love with poetry and singing. Eventually the young man meets a young lady, played by Egyptian actress Hanan Turk, who leaves her family to follow her dream of dancing and musical performances in Cairo.
Muneer stressed that this film, which is his comeback to the cinema, adds a lot to his career, and through it, he is performing a role that is very close to his character in real life. The film includes actual songs by the singer and is in its final stages of production. – Albawaba.com
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