Muna Zaki denies competing with her husband
Young Egyptian actress Muna Zaki denied circulating rumors that she is competing with her husband, Ahmad Hilmi, by releasing her latest film “Abu Ali” at the same time as Ahmad’s film “Zaki Shan”. The actress stressed that the fact that her film was screened at the same time as Ahmad’s is a mere coincidence and the thought of ever competing with her husband never crossed her mind.
Rumors also stated that the competition between the couple had begun negatively affecting their married life and problems over the matter began to surface. Muna added that she and her husband make it a point not to involve their personal life in their careers to the point that she does not know the details of Ahmad’s work and vise versa. Muna noted that at the same time their films were being screened two other ones by different actors were also shown.
Prominent Egyptian actor Ahmad Zaki has made a personal call to Muna Zaki informing her that she has been nominated for a role in his upcoming film “Halim”, and that the role of Egyptian legend Soaud Husni, known as <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Egypt’s Cinderella, has been given to another actress. Despite recurring rumors that young Muna is to portray the Cinderella, she welcomed her other role stressing that her love of the late Egyptian legend Abdul Halim Hafez, whom the film is about, is bigger than her love to life itself.
Muna was in fact nominated for the role of the Cinderella a few months ago, but she turned it down stressing that she did not feel she would be the suitable person for it.
Several dates had been previously set to begin shooting the first scenes of the film, but were postponed for different reasons. This time a final date was decided on and the filming will begin on January 18. A press conference will be held before filming the scenes, where the Ahmad will give out some details regarding the film. The film will be shot during the winter and spring seasons between Morocco and Egypt in the hope of having it ready for screening during the summer.