A Cairo court set the first week of March as the date for the hearing of Egyptian singer Mohammad Foad against Saudi Record Production Company Tala. Mohammad filed a lawsuit demanding 1,100,000 Egyptian pounds in addition to 2,000,000 US dollars in compensation for losses caused by the company.
According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Mohammad said that in July 2000 he agreed with the company to give the original copy of his album “Kibir Al Gharam” (Love Journey), which consists of eight songs. Foad added that he will be responsible for covering the cost of production for the album, in terms of composing, recording, distribution, etc., while the company will be responsible for covering the cost of advertising and shooting one of the songs in the form of a video clip.
Foad filed the lawsuit when the company did not abide by the conditions set in the contract between the two leading him to cover the cost from his own budget, which in turn negatively affected his reputation. The singer added that according to the contract he has the right to ask for the suggested money compensation from the company. Mohammad sent a warning to Tala in January to pay the due amount, but the company refused.
On a different note, in May 2002 Mohammad starred in the film “Huwa Fi Eih” (What is Going On) costarring with Ahmed Adam marking the first meeting between the two artists.
The film was scripted by Nader Salahiddin and Sameh Sirr al Kahatem and directed by Sherif Mandour in his second direction work, according the daily al Gomhuria. The film belongs to the comedy genre and is bout two young men from Upper Egypt who decide to get married. While they were going to the wedding party they meet terrorist group and face many paradoxes but they ultimately manage to reach their destination. -Albawaba.com