Egyptian comedian-actor Adel Imam has held a press conference in Qatar at the Doha Festival, where his famous play “The Bodyguard” is being featured, that extreme Islamists (referred to as Birds of Darkness) were behind the banning of his play in Kuwait a few weeks ago. Adel stressed that he was extremely disappointed when he was notified that his play was banned by the Birds of Darkness, not understanding what reasons or objections they may have against the play.
According to the Safir daily, Adel added that he could not understand how some Lebanese singers like Nancy Ajram, Haifa Wahbi and the like can without any problem perform in Kuwait and his simple play be banned and regarded as inappropriate. Adel stressed that he always abides by Censorship standards and ethics and his play does not offend in anyway. The actor noted that his play was shown in Jordan, Syria, and other Arab countries without facing any problems.
Adel revealed that he believes one of the main reasons his play was banned in Kuwait is due to the fact that he had recently held a quarrel with a female Kuwaiti Censorship member. During his quarrel he was accused of being a politician, but he denied the matter stressing that he was able to make the entire Arab nation laugh and cheer them up, unlike the malfunctioning Association of Arab Universities, which has achieved nothing.
Recently, a group of Tunisian producers and film distributors, who bought the rights to screen the Egyptian film "The Danish Experience", sent out a special invitation to Egyptian comedian actor Adel Imam to attend a special screening of the film in February.
A press conference will be held in which the enormous success the film has witnessed throughout the Arab world will be discussed. The visit will mark Adel's second trip to Tunisia, the first being during the screening of his famous play "The Bodyguard"
The special screening of the Egyptian film “The Danish Experience” Imam and Lebanese singer/actress Nicole Saba has witnessed tremendous success in Lebanon. Among the guests at the screening were the Lebanese Minister of Information and most of the Arab ambassadors in Lebanon all made it a point to be part of the special event, which took place at the UNESCO hall in Beirut. –Albawaba.com
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