Yusra and Hanan Turk turned down by Nicole Saba
Lebanese singer Nicole Saba was to star alongside prominent Egyptian actress Yusra in a new film written by Zainab Idrees and directed by Ali Idrees. Negotiations between Nicole and the makers of the film did not succeed due to the fact that the singer/actress demanded that alterations be made to the script to make her role more of a major rather than just a minor one.
According to the London based weekly, Laha, Nicole stressed that she refuses to accept any role if it does not add to her acting career, at the same time she refuses to have a minor role in any film reflect negatively on her singing career. Nicole was also offered a role to star alongside Egyptian actress Hanan Turk in the film “Shakira Fil Muneera”, but she turned it down as well stressing that the part did not suit her.
Nicole’s last participation in the acting world was through the Egyptian film "A Danish Experience" alongside Egyptian prominent actor Adel Imam. The one thing many had wondered was how fate brought her side by side next to one of the Arab world's most popular actors. It was revealed that her looks and the blonde hair had developed over the years taking her to unimaginable popularity.
Saba has recently released her first solo album and music video for the song “Yali Shaghilni Beek” (I’m Occupied with you) under the direction of Nadine Labky. The director decided to present Nicole in a new style, which has not been used, as a secretary from the sixties.
In the clip, Nicole attempts to seduce her boss by certain moves and wearing somewhat revealing outfits. Saba has strongly denied circulating rumors that the idea behind the video “Ya Shaghilni Beek” originally belongs to Jiji Lamara Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram’s business manager. It was rumored that Jiji had already agreed with Nancy on filming the music video, but was shocked to learn that Nicole had stolen the idea.
The song is part of Nicole’s first solo album, which the singer hopes will mark her return to the singing world. Nicole placed the final touches on her album in Cairo . Alam El Phan produces the album “Ya Shaghilni Aineedk”, which features ten songs. –Albawaba.com
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