Nadia Al Jundi refuses to reveal all
Egyptian actress Nadia AL Jundi began preparations with director Majdi Abu Amireh for the leading role in a new TV drama series to be aired next Ramadan (Muslims fasting month). The series will mark Nadia’s return after a twenty year absence from the silver screen, in which she will attempt to compete against Laila Ilwi, Nabila Obeid, Hanan Turk, and other great actress and their work.
According to the UAE based daily, Al Bayan, Nadia will begin shooting the scenes for her new series in April, deciding to keep an iron shield on the details of her work as well as the identities of the cast. The actress has requested all the members of the cast to keep a tight lid on the drama and to refrain from making any comments to the public regarding it.
Nadia also refused to give any information regarding her role in the series saying that she will be playing a new and exciting role that will satisfy and surely win the hearts of viewers.
Early last month, Nadia 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.
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. -Albawaba.com
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