Najwa Foad: “I sacrificed motherhood for my career!”
Prominent belly dancer Najwa Foad has since her early beginnings dedicated all her life and time to her career and has been recognized as a significant contributor to the dancing, acting, and production worlds. Najwa is currently living in a state of satisfaction with what she accomplished throughout her life stressing that she holds no regrets.
According to the UAE based daily, Al Bayan, Najwa revealed that the only regret she holds is the fact that she sacrificed becoming a mother for the sake of her career. She added that if she could turn back time maybe this certain fact would be different.
Najwa regained her health completely after the tragic car accident she encountered a while back. Because of the accident, Najwa suffered a number of broken bones and was forced to remain home for over two months until she completely healed.
Najwa is currently reading different scripts for films and television drama in order to choose the most appropriate to mark her return with. She stressed that she does not care whether her return will be through the small screen or the cinema as long as it is a good script that will add to her career.
Previously negotiations between Najwa and the Egyptian broadcasting company were held over the production of a new film that portrays her life. It was revealed that the two sides debated heavily over the price Najwa was demanding, it being too high, and therefore no agreement was reached.
Najwa had requested over a million Egyptian pound and major alterations to be done to the script of the film.
Foad is the only dancer of her generation who is still performing. The others fell along the way, retiring for fear of forgetting that they were over the hill, gaining or losing too much weight, succumbing to illness or the pressures of competition and the hard work and harder temptations that riddled their lives.
Those who survived unscathed took refuge in the familiarity of domestic life. Although Fouad no longer dances in night-clubs, she still works in theatre and on television.