Sharif Sabri deceives Egyptian TV
Egyptian announcer Mufeeda Shiha revealed that the interview with Egyptian singer Ruby aired on Mazzika satellite channel was originally done in the Egyptian Broadcasting Company studios and was to be aired in the program “Sokout Hanghani”, but before the Minister of Information Safwat Sharif left his post, he had banned the interview from being aired.
The minister had released the order because some MPs said that the national TV should be conservative and that Ruby does not form a good model for Egyptian teenagers. Meanwhile Ruby's director Sherif Sabri got himself a copy from the interview because the interview was done in his office, then omitted all the scenes where the TV presenter appears and then sold the interview to Mazika channel.
During the interview Ruby surprised her fans with her shallowness. Millions of fans in the Arab world could see Ruby as a naïve reluctant and even closer to stupidity from the way she was answering the questions. The fans were not expecting their star to be cultured or well educated but at least to have a minimum level of common sense of the ability to answer easy and common questions.
Other critics say that Ruby meant to look as a naïve innocent girl to make her fans convinced that she does not mean to be seductive in her video clips. Ruby was asked about her revealing clothes and seductive moves in her video clips and her latest movie and she simply said that she does not mean to seduce any body and after being provoked by her host she said all people wear revealing clothes why people concentrate on me?!
During the interview Ruby talked about her special relation with Sharif and his affect on her career and how much has she learned from him. She also talks about how she dealt with the fierce attack against her and her future plans.
Egyptian media is still suffering from contradiction, which was very obvious lately after the censorship approved Ruby's movie “Sabe3 Wara'at Kotcheena” (Seven Playing Cards), meanwhile the Egyptian TV refused to post any ads for the movie.
After many attempts to pressure management in the Egyptian television broadcasting company, they accepted to post some ads for the movie on one condition that is not mentioning Ruby's name in the ad!
Sabri and business manager of Ruby announced that the singer’s film (Seven Playing Cards) will be screened on Showtime, and in Dubai and Beirut 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. –Albawaba.com
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