President Husni Mubarak orders for the immediate transfer of Ahmad Zaki to France for medical treatment
Egyptian actor Ahmad Zaki has headed off to France to undergo medical treatment, after strict orders were given from Egyptian President Husni Mubarak to have the actor treated in Paris due to a sudden failure in his health. The President also stressed that the actor’s medical treatment will be covered financially by the government.
The actor was first treated in his home for over five days after he was struck with a sever lung infection due to excessive smoking, which resulted in the accumulation of water in the lungs. He was then taken to a local private hospital and doctors ordered him to immediately stop smoking for his life was in danger and when nothing more could be done for him in Egypt, the President ordered his transferal to France.
The Egyptian hospital was forced to forbid any visitors to the actor after an influx of actors and actresses started coming to check on his health. It was revealed that the illness the actor is suffering from can only be treated in France or the United States of America.
Recently, the Egyptian Production Company begun taking on different measures with the start of the New Year aiming to produce better quality films that will surely bring in large profits. The company has taken on the initiative of producing more films that are of high standards presenting a positive outlook towards the Egyptian cinema.
Mamdouh Al Laithi, head of the cinema organization, said that the rise of the company's capital, which has reached 300 million EGP, a large number of films will be produced that will revive Egyptian cinema that are of excellent quality, adding that this year they will be producing ten movies. Among the first movies to be produced will be "Rasael Bahar" (Letters from Sea), written and directed by Daoud Sa’eed, and Ahmad and Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram have been nominated for the leading role in the film.
Zaki has recently agreed to accept the leading role in a new film to be written and directed by Ahmad Maher. Ahmad has already begun holding work sessions with the director in order to choose the proper locations to shoot the film and make a number of alterations to the script.
The film is scheduled to begin shooting of the scenes in early March 2004. It was revealed that an Italian actress will be costarring with Ahmad as well as the nomination of Hind Sabri and Amro Waked.
Previously, Ahmad was to costar in the film "Qisit Hub" (A Love Story) that will be alongside Lebanese singer Majida Al Roumi. However, a sudden decision has put all plans and preparations for the film "after Majida had unexpectedly apologized for being unable to continue the film with Zaki due to the occurrence of too many violent scenes.
Majida had realized she could not handle all the violence that was due to take place in the film and regretfully pulled herself out, putting a complete end to it. Preparation for the film had begun over a year ago and was supposed to be produced by the Arab Production company but was later on given to Dana Production Company.
The script for the new film had finally gone into its final stages of completion and implementation. Producer Mai Mashal agreed on the scenario of the film with Ahmad and script writer Bashir El Deek after extensive working sessions.
It was noted that previous plans to complete the film were postponed several times and at one point it was cancelled completely. Ahmad was successful in convincing Majida to costar with him in the film, as he sees it a potential opportunity for a very successful movie. –Albawaba.com
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