Egyptian prominent actor Ahmad Zaki has agreed to accept the leading role in a new film to be written and directed by Ahmad Maher. Ahmad has already begun holding work sessions with the director in order to choose the proper locations to shoot the film and make a number of alterations to the script.
According to the Qatar based daily, Al Raya, the film is scheduled to begin shooting of the scenes in early March 2004. It was revealed that an Italian actress will be costarring with Ahmad as well as the nomination of Hind Sabri and Amro Waked.
Previously, Ahmad was to costar in the film "Qisit Hub" (A Love Story) that will be alongside Lebanese singer Majida Al Roumi. However, a sudden decision has put all plans and preparations for the film "after Majida had unexpectedly apologized for being unable to continue the film with Zaki due to the occurrence of too many violent scenes.
Majida had realized she could not handle all the violence that was due to take place in the film and regretfully pulled herself out, putting a complete end to it. Preparation for the film had begun over a year ago and was supposed to be produced by the Arab Production company but was later on given to Dana Production Company.
The script for the new film had finally gone into its final stages of completion and implementation. Producer Mai Mashal agreed on the scenario of the film with Ahmad and script writer Bashir El Deek after extensive working sessions.
It was noted that previous plans to complete the film were postponed several times and at one point it was cancelled completely. Ahmad was successful in convincing Majida to costar with him in the film, as he sees it a potential opportunity for a very successful movie.
In January, Ahmad had backed out of the film "Al Andalib" portraying the life of the late Egyptian icon Abdul Halim Hafez, in turn canceling all plans to complete the film by the production company that had adopted it. One of the main reasons the film came to a halt is that production was delayed one too many time and simply the actor gave up. –Albawaba.com