The culture committee in the Egyptian Parliament has decided to eliminate three scenes from the new film “Abu Al Arabi” starring Hani Ramzi and Muna Shalabi. The instance marks the first time Parliament interferes in a film, but their demands came after certain members, who are from the same city (Bor Saeed) where the events of the film take place, objected to the scenes and felt they were insulting.
It was added that the parliament members from Bor Saeed stressed that the film makes them appear as stupid and shallow. The decision was made after the film was screened in Parliament in the presence of Hani and producer Kamel Abu Ali, reported the London based weekly, Laha.
Recently, a Military Court in Egypt has interrogated the entire cast of the film for the inclusion of a former military official in one of the scenes. The makers of the film have eliminated the scene, which lasts for less than a second, and the film was finally given approval to be screened.
Hani was given a hard blow when the officials of the town of Bor Saeed in Egypt demanded that the film be banned from screening because it ridicules the people of the town given them the wrong image.