Sulaf's sojourn in traditional Syria drama not spoilt by war
Syrian actress Sulaf Fawakhirji is getting set for her first traditional Syrian drama. And luckily her crew are not about to let Syria's increasingly harder-to-ignore conflict stand in their way from filming.
Her debut into this popular style of period Syrian drama will be the new TV series “Yasmine Ateeq”, directed by Al Muthana Subh.
The role Sulaf will play in the drama was actually first offered to Syrian actress Nisreen Tafish, who had too busy a filming schedule to spare herself for this offer. The drama is not about to go without star factor though. Syrian actors, like Ghassan Masoud, Fadi Subaih, Mohammad Hadaqi, Rawah Yasin, Imarat Rizq and Ali Akreem, are among the cast.
According to MBC, director Al Muthana says that the series will kick off filming inside special studios that have been designed to portray the old traditional neighborhoods of Syria.
The drama covers a very significant era in Syrian history, taking place in 1830 and homing in on the lives of people of different religions living in harmony. Quite a different place to Syria today, some might say.
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