Lebanese singer Elissa is preparing to film the music video for the song “Lao Ta’rafouh” (If You Knew Him) for a second time. The singer had previously filmed a clip for the song under the direction of Salim Turk, but was unsatisfied with the outcome and so decided to redo it once more.
Elissa had requested that production company ‘Rotana’ not air the video for the song stating that it is not up to her standards. Elissa announced that she will no longer work with directors Salim or Saeed Al Marouq after both men publicly criticized the singer and never apologized. The singer revealed that she will be working with a foreign director and is also considering filming a music video for the song “Kirmalak” (For You), which is written and composed by singer Marwan Kkoury. Elissa is currently holding work sessions to prepare for her upcoming album produced by ‘Rotana,’ to be released in the summer of 2007. On a different note, after her cooperation with the company Luxottica by doing commercials for Ray Ban sunglasses, Elissa has become the new face of Vogue sunglasses, which are part of the same company.
Elissa headed off to Milan Italy to film a special ad for Vogue with Italian photographer Carlo Miari Folcerz, who had previously filmed international stars like George Clooney and David Beckham.
The singer stated that Vogue is new international product and she is proud to be the new representative for them in the Middle East and North Africa.