Rumors of an engagement surround Muna Shalabi
Rumors are circulating that that young Egyptian actor Muna Shalabi will announce her engagement to a young man outside the entertainment world.
Muna and her mother, former belly dancer and actor Zeezy Mustafa, have kept the news a secret, while rumors swirled of a love affair between Muna and son of Egyptian journalist Mohammad Abdul Qadoos.
Muna previously denied any form of intimate relation between her and Mohammad’s son, claiming the two are merely friends.
Muna launched a fierce attack against her competitor Zeina, after the latter's photo and name were larger and clearer than hers in the credits of the film "Al Hayat Muntaha Al Litha" (Life's Extreme Desire).
Muna was insulted despite the fact that her name appeared before Zeina, and proceeded to make several negative remarks about Zeina during television and newspaper interviews. Zeina has refused to comment.
Director Ahmad Nader Jalal began shooting his latest film “Wahed Min Al Nas” (One of the People) at ‘Egypt Studio,’ starring Muna, Karim Abdul Aziz, Basma, Ahmad Rateb, Izat Abu Ouf, and Mahmoud Al Juni.
The film is a romantic drama. Karim plays an everyday man waiting for the birth of his first child. An unfortunate accident occurs that changes the course of his life, and he finds himself in a dilemma, struggling to tell the truth or keep silent about corruption.
Muna Shalabi plays the role of Karim’s wife, and considers the part a welcomed challenge.
The film, produced by the ‘Arab Production Company,’ marks the fourth cooperation between Karim and scenarist Bilal Fadel.
Controversy surrounded Muna’s resent film “Waiga” over the depiction of the Islamic headdress, the Hijab.
The scene that has sparked controversy features Muna while she is wearing a Hijab, with her faced covered, as she goes to meet her lover in an impoverished neighborhood . The scene has sent Islamic scholars into a rage, claiming it is an insult towards all women who wear a Hijab.
Director Khaled Yousif explained that the use of the Hijab by Muna in the scene was intentionally done to show that some people misinterpret and take advantage of certain teachings of Islam to do things that are against the basic principals of the religion.