Ruby uncensored on Showtime
The American Network Company Showtime, the largest television entertainment network in the Middle East featuring forty-seven channels out of which ten are solely for movies, has bought the rights to air the latest film “Saba’ Wara'at Kotsheena” (Seven Playing Card) starring Egyptian singer Ruby. An agreement was signed between the official administrators of Showtime and director and producer of the film Sharif Sabri to broadcast the film on Cinema Home channel in the upcoming few days.
According to the London based Elaph, the film will be aired with all its original scenes uncensored in addition an agreement was made to hold a personal interview with Ruby on one of Showtime’s channels.
Sherif Sabri denied circulating rumors that Egyptian actor Ahmad Al Sakka refused Egyptian singer Ruby's participation in his latest movie “Al-hares” (The Guard). Sherif expressed his astonishment about this rumor saying that Ruby cannot act or sign any agreement without his permission according to the contract between the two of them.
Sharif stressed that no one had contacted him regarding Ruby's participation in Al Sakka's movie, and the singer cannot agree to any work without his personal approval. It was rumored that Egyptian actor Ahmad Sakka threatened to withdraw from his latest movie “Al-7ares” (The Guard) if the production company insists on giving Ruby the female leading part. The leading part was suppose to be given to Tunisian actress Hind Sabri who apologized because she is busy preparing for her Master’s degree in law.
Sabri had also signed previous agreements with officials in Dubai and Beirut to screen the film uncensored. Sharif revealed that the film will be shown with all the seventeen scenes that were cut in Egypt by the censorship committee. Sharif stressed that screening the film uncut is the only way it can be seen because all the scenes that were deleted in Egypt made the film loose its essential meaning. The producer added that he had previously agreed to the alterations made by the Egyptian Censorship in order not to rate it for adults only.
Ruby's new movie (Seven Playing Cards) was screened without any special screening to critics and media. Cinema houses owners revealed that the film did not make its expected profits with six screening in one cinema reached only 1450 EGP and four screening in another reached only 900 EGP. It was added that only teenage males were witnessed going to see the film, due to their infatuation with Ruby, who is considered to be one of the most seductive singers.
Some audience revealed that after they watched the film, they regretted buying the tickets stressing it was a total waste of time. It was stated that the film held no significant meaning and was simply a silly one that is not worth watching. –Albawaba.com
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