Nadia Al Jundi demands 1.5 million Egyptian pounds for her return to television
Egyptian actress Nadia Al Jundi has demanded that she receives 1.5 million Egyptian pounds as her wage for her participation in her first television drama series “Qisat Imra’a” (A Woman’s Story). Negotiations are still not final between Nadia and the producers of the drama, for the latter are still hoping to find some form of a compromise with her.
Nadia had previously asked for the same wage for another drama series "Bint Afandina", but negotiations with the producers failed. It was stated that the wage was over the drama's budget limit, in addition to the fact that the role in the series was not appropriate for Nadia's age, reported the London based magazine, Laha.
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.
The actress is also holding weekly business meetings with director Ahmed Saqer over the final details regarding “Qisat Imra’a”. The drama talks about a woman who struggles throughout her life trying to make herself a respectful status for herself in the community.
During her life she underwent many hardships and situations, but through determination overcomes all obstacles. The script is by Mustafa Muharram, and no actors have been selected yet because a finalizing of the places where the shooting will take place must first be taken care of. It has been revealed that most scenes are more likely to be shot in the old neighborhoods of Cairo.
Nadia has decided to sell her life autobiography to one of the Arab satellite television channels for the price of 2 million Egyptian pounds. Her life will be made into a TV series which tackles the life of Nadia from the moment of her birth up to this present day.
Nadia has revealed the smallest details of her life and her career not keeping anything a secret. Her adolescent years, marriages, and career will all be exposed in the series. She even includes problems and disputes she encountered with either family of colleagues from the entertainment business. Mid-September will witness the shooting of the scenes for the series that is to be aired during Ramadan “Muslim fasting month”. -Albawaba.com
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