Muna Shalabi outraged
Young Egyptian actor Muna Shalabi has expressed her disappointment over the credits of her latest film “Al Hayat Muntaha El Litha” (Life's Extreme Desire), stressing that it did not present her in a way that suits her character. The actress claimed that the makers of the film have given her less credit in order to highlight the new actress Zeina, which Muna finds unacceptable.
Prominent Egyptian actor Hannan Turk stars alongside Muna, in addition to Zaina, Ahmad Rateb, Majdi Kamil, and features Lebanese singer Yuri Imrakadi.
According to the Saudi based daily, Al Riyadh, the romantic film is the first directing experience for Manal Al Saifi, and is also the first film written by Shahira Salam. The film is produced by Nihad Ramzi.
On a different note, Muna is currently reading the script for a new television drama series, “Nisaa La Ta’raf Al Nadam” (Women who do not know Regret), directed by Wael Fahmi Abdul Hameed.
Muna will costar with young actor Mai Izz El Din in the drama written by Mamdouh Fahmi.The drama revolves around the lives of five girls who loose their father to drug addiction. Their mother is rapped and is subsequently imprisoned for killing her attacker. The sisters become psychologically unstable and turn to violence.
The Voice of Cairo will produce the drama and has set up a very large budget to ensure that the work is one of the best to be screened next year during the holy month of Ramadan.
The company produced the drama “Amakin Fil Kalb” (Places in the Heart) starring Hisham Salim and Tayseer Fahmi, and was considered to be one of the most successful dramas last Ramadan season.
Muna’s latest film was “Banat Wast Al Balad” (Downtown Girls), alongside Tunisian actress Hind Sabri.
The film, directed by Mohammad Khan and produced by Mohammad Zein, revolves around two female, working class friends, and the obstacles they face in their struggle to survive. The issues of how poorer, working class people deal with emotional and social problems are central themes of the film.
The remaining cast includes Egyptian actor Izzat Abu Ouf, Khaled Abu Al Najja, Ahmad Budair, Mohammad Najati, and Majda Al Khateeb.