Sharif Sabri to let Ruby off the hook
Egyptian director Sharif Sabri has announced that he will permit rising Egyptian singer Ruby to appear in different interviews for the media in the upcoming few days. Sharif has always been overprotective of letting Ruby appear in interviews or even make any public announcements regarding her career to the press.
Sharif revealed that the secrecy method he has been following with Ruby of not having her appear in any interviews in the past two years is the same method stars in the west follow, stressing that this simple secrecy or being away from the media is what adds great value to a singer.
Contrary to all expectations, Ruby's first film debut proved to be a big failure ranking in last place among all summer films. The film, which is directed by Sharif Sabri, hardly made any profits unlike the two films "Tito", by Ahmad Al Saqqa, which ranked in the number one spot and "Khalti Faranca" for Muna Zaki ranking in second place.
According to the London daily, Elaph, Ruby's new movie [Saba3 Wara'at Kotcheena] 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.
Director of Egyptian singer Ruby’s upcoming film (Sabi’ Warak Qusheeh), Sharif Sabri, has decided to postpone the release of the film, which is scheduled for screening on the 23rd of this month, until he returns from his trip to Belgium. The director revealed that he wants to supervise over all the alterations the Egyptian Censorship Committee demanded before the film is released to the public.
Around 52 cinema houses have been reserved for the screening of the film, because the director believed it will find great success due to the participation of Ruby. An advertisement campaign was launched on different satellite and television channels, in addition to posters around Egypt. –Albawaba.com
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