Lebanese singer Maya Nasri’s dream of acting has finally come true. She has begun filming her new movie "Abiad Wa Aswad" (White and Black) alongside Egyptian actors Mustafa Shabaan, Ahmad Saeed Abdul Ghani, Muhsin Mansour and Muna Al Maraghi.
The film, written by Nader Salah El Din, is directed by Ahmad Samir Faraj, his first feature length film, and is produced by Hisham Abdul Khaleq.
According to the London based Elaph, Maya was warmly welcomed by journalists at her press conference. Maya said that she is honored to have the opportunity to star in her first film, and highlighted her previous acting experience in different television programs since 1996.
Maya hopes this film will be followed by numerous other films in the future.
In the film, Maya plays the role of a singer and aerobics instructor who, after a severe accident, is forced to hire a private body guard played by Mustafa. This new relationship marks the beginning of their romance.
Maya speaks Arabic in the Egyptian dialect in the film, masking her true Lebanese identity well. She performs two dramatic songs in the film, and will record the songs for her upcoming album while filming.