Nicole Saba trying to get the best of two worlds
Former Lebanese singer Nicole Saba has announced that she will begin preparations on her new album after completing her first acting experience in the Egyptian film “A Dutch Experience” alongside prominent Egyptian comedian-actor Adel Imam. Nicole also revealed that she is currently reading a script for a new film under the direction of controversial Egyptian director Enas El Dughaidi.
Nicole stressed that she had previously planned to begin work on her first album after going solo, being a former member of the Lebanese band the Four Cats, but had to postpone all plans until she completed work in the film to ensure complete dedication. She added that now she has found the time to complete recording all the songs for her upcoming album, which she hopes to release in the near future in Lebanese and Egyptian markets.
With regards to taking part in the new film by Enas “Al Bahithat An Al Hurya” (Seekers of Freedom), Nicole revealed that Enas had personally called her presenting her with an offer to star in the film, which she accepted initially, and is now in the process of reading the script. The singer/actress stressed that she is hoping of one day starring in an Egyptian film alongside prominent Egyptian actor Ahmad Zaki, whom she feels to be one of the greatest and most talented actors of today.
Saba was attacked by critics for her first experience in the Egyptian cinema in the film “Al Tajruba Al Denmarkieh” (A Dutch Experience), in which she stars in alongside Egyptian comedian-actor Adel Imam. Nicole’s cloths in the film were considered by many to be too revealing and too seductive for an Arab film, and were said to be inappropriate.
Nicole had stressed that her role in the film, which was as a European woman who came to Egypt, called for such cloths to be worn in order to stress the amount of freedom the West has. With regards to the sexual topics tackled in the film, Nicole expressed that the film is about two cultures colliding and the talk of sexuality was done in order to educate saying that there was not one obscene in the film but rather the entire film was daring, but at the same time respectful.
Nicole had denied that there was to be a scene in the film where she and Adel are in a very intimate possession in a bedroom, and said that no one can force her to undergo anything she does not agree to. She added that she knows her nomination for the role in the film was made based on her outer looks, but has no problem with that since the outcome of the film proves that not looks alone brought her success, but her talent to act.
The singer/actress revealed that after her experience with Adel in the film, she refuses to accept any offers to star in any new film that is not up to the same standards of “A Dutch Experience”. Nicole has already been offered to play in a number of Egyptian films, after she has proved her capabilities as an actress. Nicole has stressed that she will not make a decision until she is certain that her film “A Dutch Experience” proves success and finds acceptance among viewers.
In her film with Adel, Nicole sings a duet with the comedian for the first time. The new film is a satirical comedy which revolves around a father, played by Adel, of four adolescent college boys who attempts to raise his children in the right manner making them responsible young men.
The film directed by young director Ali Idris, costars Egyptian actors Ahmad Ratib, Foad Khalil, Khaled Sarhan, and Tamer Abdul Mun’em. In the film Adel decided to nominate Ali to direct his film instead of his son director Rami Imam. –Albawaba.com
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