Muna Zaki’s dress causes turmoil at the Egyptian Censors
The Egyptian Censorship Committee announced its objection over a picture of Egyptian Zaki in which she is wearing a see-through dress revealing too much. The objection came when posters of the film “Sahar Al Laiali” (Staying Up Nights) were everywhere showing Muna, who is starring the film in a dress made of very thin fabric showing parts of her body.
According to the UAE based daily, Al Bayan, the Censorship demanded that all the posters be pulled down and replaced with more decent ones or legal actions will be taken. The producer of the film was forced to make all the necessary changes in turning facing financial losses of up to 25000 Egyptian pounds.
Recently, disputes risen between Zaki and the producers of the play "Kidda Okay" (Like This Okay), due to the insistence of Muna to continue acting out her role despite her pregnancy. The producers of the play find it to be very inconvenient for Muna to continue especially since her part is of a young lady who is not married.
Having Muna continue while she obviously looks pregnant being in her final months is very inappropriate in front of the audience, especially since her role requires a number of musical and dance performances. Muna refused all attempts to quit the play saying she is perfectly fine with continuing her job and stressing that her pregnancy is not in the way. Some suggested that a substitute actress takes on Muna's role during the summer shows and until the actress delivers her baby and is back on her feet.
Muna stressed that she will not give in to the wishes of the producers in turn jeopardizing all her benefits in terms of profit from the play. Muna added that her pregnancy has caused her no difficulty and to prove her point is her current filming of the new movie "Aunt Francis".
Muna had announced publicly that she is finally pregnant and that she is anxiously waiting to become a mother. Muna revealed that she and her husband have already made their decision that if their firstborn is a boy they will name him Hassan. The couple had not yet made up their minds on what to name the baby if it is a girl. The actress stressed that now she is more than happy to read the news in papers since it is finally true. –Albawaba.com
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