Director Ali Ragab began the first phase of filming the new movie “Khalti Faranca” (Aunt Franca), which marks Egyptian actress Muna Zaki's first leading role. The first scenes of the film have been shot after a postponement that lasted over three weeks due to the US-led war on Iraq.
According to the Egyptian daily, Al Ahram, Muna Zaki had decided to accept the role in a new film alongside Egyptian actress Abla Kamil, in an attempt to come out of the depression caused by reoccurring problems with her husband Ahmad Hilmi.
The new film revolves around two orphaned sisters from a poor neighborhood who struggle to survive despite a number of hardships they encounter. They are taken into the care of their aunt who eventually causes problems for the two sisters.
“Khalti Franca” written by Bilal Fadil and directed by Ali Ragab, will also star Amro Wakid, Hajaj Abdul Atheem, and Maha Amar. Muna will begin shooting of scenes is to begin during mid-March, to be able to prepare for a second film directed by Majid Majdi she is to star in with Mutafa Sha’ban.
On a similar The producers of the film "Min Awal Nathra" (At First Sight), previously known as "Hub Ala El Internet" (Love on the Internet), have nominated Muna for the leading role alongside actor Mustafa Shaban. In the film Muna plays the leading role of a gifted but handicapped piano player who falls in love with a young man her age after chatting with him over the Internet. But the fear of her new love finding out she has a disability and leaving her, Muna avoided all his requests to a meeting in which they will meet each other for the first time. –Albawaba.com
© 2003 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com )