Yusra considered too hot for local television by Censors standards
The television drama series "Malak Rouhi" (Angel of My Heart) starring Egyptian prominent actress Yusr, which was broadcasted during the holy month of Ramadan, was noted to be one of the most successful dramas of the month. The drama was aired on most of the Arab television channels except local Egyptian television due to several objections by the Egyptian Censorship Committee.
According to the London based, Elaph, the Committee has objected to some of the scenes in the drama in which Yusra appears in very indecent cloths or is dancing. The Censorship committee has requested that the director of the drama, Majidi Abu Ameereh makes alterations to the episodes by deleting the scenes which they feel are too hot and seductive for the Egyptian audience. Majdi agreed to the demands made by the committee and has in fact begun making the alterations in order to have the drama shown on local television channels.
Yusra had expressed that she had been surprised that her TV drama "Malak Rouhi" was not on Egyptian TV during Ramadan, adding that what added sadness to her astonishment was that it was not an ordinary drama. Yusra noted that Egyptians had to go out to coffee shops to watch the drama because it was only shown on satellite channels. In a personal interview Yusra revealed that success is a very big responsibility and this was the story with her after her success in the drama "Ain Qalbi" (Where is my Heart). She revealed that fans can accept another success easily but it’s very hard for them to see their stars fail. At the same time actors should offer different roles and avoid repeating themselves, the thing that Yusra said she had done with this year’s drama (Malak Ruhi).
Yusra said that she had intended to postpone the drama till next year, but the subject was so tempting that she feared other production companies would make it, so she rushed things up to have ready to air during this year's Ramadan. The Egyptian actress added that she does not know the real reasons for not showing the drama during Ramadan but she thinks that it worked out for the best. Because there were many dramas competing and that would have affected the drama.
Yusra has turned down an offer to star in the film “Lao Hakina Ya Habibi” (If We Talked My Love) by scenarist Mustafa Dandash. The actress has also turned down a second offer for a leading role in the play “Banouteh” (Girly) for its weak script, which revolves around the life of a young girl whose mother neglects her and her father leaves the country in search of money abroad.
Yusra revealed that she turned down the offer for the film “Lao Hakina Ya Habibi” due to the fact that she is extremely preoccupied reading a script for a new film. Yusra added that in the new film she will costar alongside a very prominent actor, whom she refused to reveal the identity of. –Albawaba.com
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