Yusra awaiting the arrival of King Farouq
Prominent Egyptian actress Yusra has signed a contract for the leading role in the new film "Farouq Al Awal Wal Akheer" (Farouq the First and Last), written by Waheed Hamed and directed by Samir Seif.
Yusra plays the role of Queen Farida, and the director has yet to decide who will play the role of King Faourq.
Recently Yusra returned from Paris where she had been on vacation with her dear friend, controversial Egyptian director Enas Al Dughaidi.
Yusra revealed that she needed to escape and get some rest from her hectic schedule for her upcoming film "Ma Tigi Nur’us" (Let’s Dance), also staring Hala Sidqi, Ezzat Abu Ouf, Tamer Hajres and rising singer Amy.
Yusra has taken part in a number of films by Enas, the most notable being "Dantella," "Imra’a Waheda La Takfi" (One Woman is not Enought), "Al Warda Al Hamra" (Red Rose), and "Kalam El Lail" (Night Talk).
On a different note, Yusra was distraught after her latest film "Dam Khazal" (Deer’s Blood) failed at the box office during the Muslim holiday Eid Al Adha.
Yusra claims numerous scenes were deleted from the film, weakening the storyline.
Writer and producer Waheed Hamed was also shocked to learn that the film was only being screened in the morning, and was missing all together from several major movie theatres.