Nour El Sherif going through a midlife crisis
Prominent Egyptian actor Nour El Sherif is in the process of filming the first scenes of his upcoming television drama “Al Rajul Al Lathi” (The Man That…), which is scheduled to be aired during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The drama revolves around a man who is going through a midlife crisis and how he tries to find ways of getting out of it.
According to the Saudi based daily, Al Riyadh, the drama has already entered the race of dramas to be screened during Ramadan, and several satellite channels are negotiating to buy rights to air it on their stations. The drama tackles social problems faced in everyday society and attempts to give solutions to a number of problems.
Nour is also preparing for an upcoming film, which is a joint cooperation between Egypt and China. Nour had agreed on taking part in the film during his last visit to China to attend the Egyptian cultural week. During the Cultural week a number of Egyptian films were screened as a part of the cultural cooperation between the two countries. Nour will begin implementation of the film in the near future, marking the emergence of Egyptian movies into the Far East market.
El Sherif has admitted that he constantly undergoes psychotherapy sessions when he feels he is encountering psychological problems that can not be resolved easily. The actor stressed that he is not ashamed to admit going to such a doctor for psychotherapy is very helpful when someone is experiencing mental and emotional problems.
Nour had rejected to sign a contract for a new TV drama to represent famous Islamic leader Khaled Bin Alwaleed unless an official approval by Al Azhar is given. Nour had previously showed his enthusiasm to perform the role after watching a movie done by late actor Hussein Sidqi, so he immediately asked writer Sami Guneim to transform the story intto a TV drama.
El Sherif retracted and asked the author to have Al Azhar's approval first before signing any formal contract, in order not to face any complications. If this project receives the approval of AL Azhar, it will eventually open the gateway to the production of more dramas representing famous figures in Islamic history like Abu Baker, Othman bin Affan , and Ali Bin Abi Taleb. –Albawaba.com
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