The MBC satellite television channel held a special episode of the their program "Kalam Nawa'em" (Ladies Talk) in Beirut to announce the winners of the million dollar competition they have been holding since the holy month of Ramadan (Muslim fasting month). The three grand prizes of the contest were: first prize one million US dollars, second prize was three hundred thousand US dollars and the third one was one hundred thousand US dollars.
The celebration was held at the Beirut hall where many authors and artists and elite people were invited. The special guest of honor was prominent Egyptian actress Yusra who drew the names, reported the London based Elaph. The winners were; first prize to Khaled Mohammed Alfaisali, second prize Mohammed Aldawi and third prize for Mohammed Abdul Azeezl
Egyptian director Majdi Abu Ameireh has brought prominent Egyptian actress Yusra and actor Nour El Sherif together in a new television drama series “Al Hub Moutan” (Love to Death), noting that the two actors have proven to be extremely successful in their previous roles and are the best two that fit for the series. Majdi revealed that Yusra and Nour have given their initial acceptance to the roles and when the contracts are final shooting of the scenes is scheduled to begin March 2004.
According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, the series will be acted in the Sa’eedi dialect, which is one of Egypt’s suburban dialects. Nour has already begun practicing the dialect with people from the suburbs in order to act out his role up to expectations. The actor added that the last time he accepted a role in the Sa’eedi dialect was 20 years ago, and for this reason he has to undergo extensive training.
Yusra has turned down an offer to star in the film “Lao Hakina Ya Habibi” (If We Talked My Love), and a second offer for a leading role in the play “Banouteh” (Girly. Yusra revealed that she turned down the offer for the film due to the fact that she is extremely preoccupied reading a script for a new film.
Yusra had expressed that she had been surprised that her TV drama "Malak Rouhi" was not on Egyptian TV during Ramadan, adding that what added sadness to her astonishment was that it was not an ordinary drama. Yusra noted that Egyptians had to go out to coffee shops to watch the drama because it was only shown on satellite channels. In a personal interview Yusra revealed that success is a very big responsibility and this was the story with her after her success in the drama "Ain Qalbi" (Where is my Heart). She revealed that fans can accept another success easily but it’s very hard for them to see their stars fail. At the same time actors should offer different roles and avoid repeating themselves, the thing that Yusra said she had done with this year’s drama (Malak Ruhi). –Albawaba.com
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