Summaya Al Khashab accused of lying
Egyptian actor Summaya Al Khashab recently accused director Ismael Abdul Hafez of deleting a number of scenes including Summaya from the recent television drama “Hadaeq Al Shaitan” (The Devil’s Gardens), charging that Syrian actor Jamal Sulieman was given preferential treatment over her.
Ismael said that Summaya’s allegations are not true, and he did not omit any of her scenes from the drama. Ismael asserted that he has been a television drama director since 1960 and would never simply omit a scene without a valid reason as Summaya claimed. He regrets working with such an actor who creates lies to get attention, said Ismael.
During the screening of the drama Ismael received a call from Summaya asking him why he did not place the word ‘Star’ before her name in the drama’s credits as he had done with Jamal. Ismael reminded Summaya that her name did appear before actor Riyadh Al Khouli’s name in the credits.
Summaya requested that the network screening the drama place the word ‘Star’ before her name, but they refused her request, according to Ismael.
Summaya announced that she will never again take a leading role alongside Jamal or work with production company 'Al Jabr,’ although, the drama was given a ‘viewers and critics award’ for its popularity during the holy month of Ramadan.
The cast also included stars Salah Abdullah, Abdullah Farghali, Ahmad Salama, Khayrieh Ahmad, An'am Salouseh, Osama Abbas, Mahmoud Ah Hadeni, Amerieh Al Adi and Mimi Jamal.
Summaya has accepted the leading role as the next Ramadan’s riddle host. She is currently undergoing physical training to perform for the show, and filming will commence in March.