Nineteen-year old Egyptian actress Maya Sheeha, the youngest of the four Sheeha stars, has recently denied all rumors that she’s planning to quit acting and wear the headscarf.
Maya, who only holds “Asrar al Banat” (Girls’s Secrets) in her acting portfolio, told Al Akhbar newspaper that “religious issues always stay between God and the person himself. All rumors are lies and I didn’t even think of wearing the headscarf and quit acting,” adding that she only gave “Asrar al Banat” to the Egyptian cinema and her trip in acting hadn’t started yet.
“I won’t deny that at a certain time I was so close to God and had many thoughts about life and the Judgment Day, but I didn’t think about the headscarf ever,” Maya said, explaining that she’s not against doing what God has asked us for. “Wearing the headscarf is exactly like marriage; it’s a lifetime commitment that you have to be convinced with, or then it won’t work.”
Earlier in February, Maya has secured a special appreciation certificate from the jury of the Golden Jubilee Egyptian Catholic Film Festival for her debut in “Asrar al Banat”. Maya said that she “was accidentally chosen by director Magdi Ahmed when the role didn’t fit my sister Hana.”
The head of the Catholic Center in Cairo, Father Yousef Mazloom, nominated last month the movie to participate in the upcoming American Oscar awards to compete in the Best Foreign Movie contest. – Albawaba.com