In the midst of filming the scenes for his upcoming film “The Italian War”, Egyptian actor Ahmad Al Sakka was shocked when he began hearing accusations that the story of the film was stolen from an American film. This is the second time Al Sakka is accused of stealing as story from an American one, the first being his film ‘Tito”.
According to the London based weekly, Laha, Ahmad ignored the allegations made and stressed that one can not accuse him of such actions before seeing the film. The film has been faced with constant withdrawal of actresses for the leading female role. The last candidate for the role is Lebanese television announcer Razan Moughrabi.
Lebanese director Nadine Libky had given her apology of being unable to star in the film, in which she was nominated instead of Lebanese singer Mariam Fares. The team of the film had regretfully turned down their nomination to Lebanese singer Mariam Fares after she had requested major changes to the script that could not be altered.
The scenarist of the film Hazem Al Hadid stressed that Mariam wanted changes in the script to match her personality in reality adding that such modifications to the film were impossible in addition to Ahmad’s demands of not changing anything in the film even if it means loosing some of the cast members.
Nadine was contacted after the incident and she had accepted her nomination immediately finding it a great opportunity to start an acting career, which she had wanted to do for a long time. Egyptian actress Nelly Kareem and Hala Shiha had as well withdrew from the film.
The remaining cast of the will be Khaled Abu Al Najja, Khaled Saleh, Majdi Kamli, and actor Hussain Yousef in his first appearance away from religious dramas and will play the role of Ahmad’s father in the film.