Sudden heart failure takes Najla Fathi to France
Egyptian renowned actress Najla Fathi recently experienced a severe heart attack that forced her to head off to Paris-France to undergo heart surgery. The actress was at first taken to a local hospital in Egypt, but doctors said that an immediate operation to change her arteries needs to be done, and so her husband sent her off to Paris to be treated.
According to the London based daily, Al Hayat, Najla’s daughter, Yasmine, will be accompanying her at the hospital in Paris, and her husband is due to follow them after his health condition improves due to a recent operation he underwent.
Recently, Najlaa was in shock when she realized that circulating rumors stated that she had resigned and quit her acting career. The actress stressed that she never made any such announcements, and the reason behind her absence from the scenes is due to several personal reasons.
Najlaa stated that her first reason for being away from the scenes, is her daughter's wedding. She had been preparing and planning all the essential details with her daughter and has made a vow not to return to acting until her daughter is in her new home with her husband. Najlaa has traveled to Europe and Lebanon where she and her daughter bought all the necessities needed for the wedding and the bride's new home.
Najlaa added that her second reason is the fact that she has not received any offer that was up to her standards. She stressed that she will not just accept any role that does not add to her long line of success. Any offer she may accept has to be fully examined and studied.
It was rumored that Najlaa had officially ended her acting career on the day of her daughter's engagement, and that she had slowly been pulling out of the acting world for the past few months wanting to dedicate her time solely to her husband and daughter. It was stated that since Najlaa is now mother of the bride and is living in an emotional atmosphere she had made up her mind to stop acting and realized that the time has come for her to resign from her profession, after achieving all her dreams in the acting world and making a name for her self among some of the most prominent actors, feeling it necessary to stop in order to keep the beautiful memories she had throughout her career alive.
Najlaa's last film was "Batal Min Al Junoob" (A Hero from the South) directed by Mohammad Ab Yousif and was filmed in Lebanon. The actress has received a number of awards throughout her acting career, the last being an award from the Rotary club for best Arab actress for the year 2002. –Albawaba.com
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