Yousif Shahin refuses to quit
Prominent Egyptian director Yousif Shahin recently made a special visit to his physician, internationally known Egyptian doctor Majdi Yakoub, who had informed the director that he must quit smoking. Yousif did not make any promises to his doctor.
Yousif is preparing for his upcoming film "Hia Fawda" (It’s Chaos).
Sources have revealed that the film tells the story of everyday life in Egypt through the eyes of a police officer. Obstacles in his career begin to affect his personal life, and the plot centers around the political and social issues he faces.
Shahin requested that one of his students Al Najib Yousib, assist him with writing the script.
On a different note, Yousif has denied rumors that he is banned from appearing on all local and satellite Egyptian television channels. Yousif made controversial remarks while appearing as a guest on the program "Al Bait Baitak," (The Home is Your Home), although the episode was never aired. The Egyptian Broadcasting Company decided to take action against him, although their final decision is unclear.
Shahin’s last film, "Alexandria New York," was not as successful as his previous works.