Underground Hero Ahmed Fouad Negm Makes Movie Debut
The popular Egyptian revolutionary poet Ahmed Fouad Negm will be making a cameo in the film “Shabab Alal Hawaa.” The film, which stars Hanan Turk, is set for release this summer.
Negm is a poet and singer whose duets with blind oud player Sheikh Imam were banned in the late 1960s and early 1970s. However, he has a large underground following.
In the film, he plays a grandfatherly character who spouts wise sayings about the importance of holding onto one’s values in the face of the modern world’s declining morals and materialism.
The film's director, Adel Awad, says he previously tried to get his friend to appear in video clips, with no luck, adding that he is very proud and surprised that Negm has finally agreed to appear in a movie – Albawaba.com
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