Egyptian singer Hakim is currently reading the script for the film “Sai’ Fil Bahir” (Wanderer at Sea), which has been nominated to play the leading role in. The film has been postponed a number of times so far due to the fact that Egyptian actor Karim Abdul Aziz, who was originally chosen for the leading role, backed out of the film leaving the producers at a lost of whom best fits the role.
Hakim has not given his final acceptance of the role, and stressed that he needs some time to go through the script and from then decide on whether to accept the role or turn it down, reported the UAE based daily, Al Bayan. Hakim has previously postponed his film “Hassan Safari”, which he was planning to film, to focus on his singing career.
Hakim is currently preparing to travel to the United States of America in the upcoming week to begin recording a new duet with American pop singer Janet Jackson, sister of internationally known American pop star Michael Jackson. The music video for the new duet "Walk Like an Egyptian" is scheduled to be filmed at the Great Pyramids in Egypt.
Hakim will also be filming another duet American singer James Brown at the Great Pyramids. Both duets are to shake the music industry with songs that blends Western and Eastern styles in one. After countless negotiations, Hakim had finally struck a deal with Brown and the two agreed on singing the duet under the title “Al Lail” (Night), which is scheduled to be released in the very near future.
Due to the lack of having enough time to perform the song together, James has recorded his section of the song in studios in San Francisco California, and Hakim in Cairo Egypt. The song is written by Hisham Abdul Rahim and composed by Mohammad Siraj.
Hakim had previously revealed in a press conference that he has reached an agreement for a duet with US pop singer Brian Adams. Hakim has also agreed with Latino pop singer Paulina Rubio for a duet. Hakim had held negotiations with singer Latoia Jackson for a duet but nothing came of it.
Hakim has proudly announced that he is expecting his first born child from his second wife Jihan in mid-September. The singer has expressed he joy at being a father to a third child and has stressed that he intends on completing the recording of his upcoming album as quick as possible in order to stand by his wife while his new baby comes into the world. –Albawaba.com