Yusra refuses to be Enas El Dughaidi’s ‘Virgin Woman’
Prominent Egyptian actress Yusra has declined an offer to play the leading role in the new film “Saideh Athra” (A Virgin Woman) by controversial Egyptian director Enas El Dughaidi.
The actress explained that she is preoccupied with the filming of her upcoming television drama “Imra’a Adieh” (An Ordinary Woman), in addition to working on her upcoming music album.
According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Enas is scheduled to begin filming soon, and stated that she is still searching for a new face to play the leading female role. She has already nominated Egyptian actor Hisham Salim for the leading male role, and young actress Muna Shalabi for a supporting role.
The Egyptian Censorship Committee has surprisingly approved the film, which depicts how husbands view their wives, and how they are prone to have affairs with their female friends, in turn denying their own wives basic rights.
The film also portrays a single woman who refuses to get married, out of concern it will interfere with her path to success. She also begins to have affairs with different men.
Yusra has given her approval to star in a new joint Egyptian-American film, also starring prominent Egyptian actor Omar Sharif.
Filming is scheduled to commence next year on location between Cairo and Texas, and it has been revealed that Yusra will receive a total of 3 million Egyptian pounds for her role in the film.
Yusra held extensive work sessions with director Majdi Abu Ameereh, to decide upon a new look for the star in her upcoming television drama “Imra’a Adieh” (An Ordinary Woman).
Yusra stressed that she wants “a look that matches the character in the drama, and not just anything for the sake of appearing different.”
She began shooting the scenes of the drama in July, and hopes to have it ready by the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.