Egyptian actress Laila Elwi denied circulating rumors of her engagement to TV announcer Mu’taz Damardash and stressed he is only a good friend. Laila confirmed that Mu’taz had married for the second time only two months ago.
According to the Egyptian daily, Al Gomhouria, rumors had it the single actress had an intimate relationship with the TV announcer after they were seen together in different occasion. Laila said that Mu’taz is just a very good friend and there relationship never exceeded that level.
Elwi had decided after a long absence to return to the theater stage and TV this season. Her first performance will be for a play, whose name has not been revealed, beginning end of January. Laila will also be taking part in a new TV series currently being written by screenwriter Wahid Hamid called “Bint Meen Fi Masr” (The Daughter of Who in Egypt).
Laila had expressed her disappointment for not completing the film “Bahib el Cinema” (I Love The Cinema), costarring Mahmoud Hamida and directed by Osama Fouzy, due to the increasing cost of cinema productions. She added this is the first time in her life that a film production she worked on has been forced to cut short and not completing it.
It is also noted that her film “Nora Wa Naar” (Light and Fire), which she played the leading role in, has been put on the shelves for the past five years without screening. The actress expressed her desire to be able to screen the movie in the near future saying it’s a loss that such a good film has not seen the light of the screen. - Albawaba.com