Nadia Al Jundi asks for two million Egyptian pounds for leading role in new TV drama
Egyptian actress Nadia Al Jundi met with engineer Abdul Rahman Hafez, president of the Egyptian Media Production City, to receive and offer for the leading role in a new TV drama series written by screenwriter Samah Al Hariri. Nadia was very impressed with the script and showed interest in taking the part which she decided not to reveal any details regarding her role.
Director Majdi Abu Ameereh was nominated to direct the new series that awaited Nadia's acceptance. The actress requested that a few alterations be made regarding the script before giving her final approval and demanded that the nature of the episodes remain in complete secrecy.
Nadia set two million Egyptian pounds as her wages for the leading role in the series before making an agreement. The amount placed caused for a number of negotiations to take place between her and the Media City due to the fact that a number of people consider the amount to be too much and is cause for complications in the production of the drama.
The series will be the comeback for Nadia to the small screen, which she has been away from for such a long time. She had previously only taken part in two TV works "Al Dawameh" and "Rajul Al Kitar" (Trainman) after which she decided to dedicate all her time to acting in films and producing them in her own unique style.
After her agreement is final, a joint cooperation will begin between the Egyptian Media City and Dubai Media City that has previously took part in producing a number of TV series that were aired during Ramadan in Dubai and Cairo at the same time.
In November last year, Al Jundi visited a psychiatrist to try and recover from a severe case of depression she encountered. According to several media sources, Al Jundi was experiencing depression and was on the verge of a nervous breakdown due to the failure of her last three films.
Nadia has visited a psychiatrist seeking help to get through her condition and to learn to cope with life when exposed to severe psychological pressures and failures.
The biggest hit came to Nadia after the failure of her last film “Al Raghbah” (Desire) which is based on the American play “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams. The film explores the life of an aristocratic girl who faces many crises that leave her on the slippery slope to delinquency. The movie analyzes the characters in terms of the psychology that affects their actions and behavior.
Developing the script took 11 months due to the difficulty of transforming the text of American writer Tennessee Williams’ into an Egyptian film depicting the country’s environment and lifestyle. -Albawaba.com
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