Yousuf Shaheen strips Nour El Sherif of the leading role in “Ghadab”
Egyptian actor Nour El Sherif was in shock to find out that he has been stripped of the leading role in the new film “Ghadab” (Anger), after three long months of endless rehearsals and work sessions of preparations for the part. Egyptian director Yousuf Shaheen decided to give the role to Egyptian actor Mahmoud Humaideh.
According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Shaheen’s decision was due to the fact that Nour had traveled twice so far this past month to Dubai, for signing a contract to be the host of the game show “Waznak Dahab” (Your Weight in Gold). Sherif’s repeated disappearances caused a number of problems in shooting the scenes especially with the tight time scheme set for the film.
Shaheen’s assistant, acting director Khaled Yousuf, notified Nour of the decision to remove him from the film and replacing him with Mahmoud, who immediately began intensive rehearsal sessions as to not loose any more time.
Bad luck seems to be following El Sherif around wherever he goes these days. The new drama “Amro Ibn Al Aas” a historical drama, which Nour was to begin work in after he supposedly finishes “Ghadab”, is currently facing many problems with the Egyptian Censorship and religious committees that may lead to a complete rejection of the drama all together.
On a similar note, Shaheen also found a new replacement for Hanan Turk who was to costar in the film “Ghadab” after her refusal to take part in an intimate kissing scene.
Yousuf had recently called for the cast of his new movie “Ghadab” to begin shooting immediately starting January 27, saying that there is not enough time left if the film is to be complete by end of March. Shaheen had previously planned to begin shooting for his new film by January 11.
Shaheen is keen on selecting a new face in most of his films with his office witnessing a crowd of new faces hoping to make their debuts by taking part in the film even if their roles are very minimal.
The film takes place during the period between 1946-2001 and tackles Shaheen’s links with the west especially the United States. Events will start with love and ended with up the September 11th attack rousing anger or hatred for the United States for many reasons including its bias in favor of Israel. –Albawaba.com