Prominent Egyptian actress Raghda has announced that she will return to television in the new drama series “Imra’a min Thahab” (A Woman Made of Gold) after a long absence from the silver screen. The actress has already begun filming some of the scenes for the series, which tackles social issues faced in most Egyptian family homes.
According to the UAE based daily, Al Bayan, the drama talks about how most families in Egypt are faced with financial crises resulting from unpaid debts to banks. Raghda is to play the role of a wife whose husband borrows large sums of money then runs away leaving her to paying the debts and trying to make ends meet. The drama reflects the determination of how one woman strives to protect her home without the help of her husband.
Raghda is also in the process of reading the script for the new film “Rijal Jihanam) (Men From Hell) in which Egyptian actor Hussein Fahmi is nominated to costar with her. The film is scheduled to be shot between Paris and Cairo and Raghda has expressed her acceptance for the role.
Recently, it was revealed that a photograph of Raghda was found in the office of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, among his personal belongings. Raghda commented that due to the fact that she is a very well-known actress, it is natural to find her pictures everywhere and especially in possession of male fans.
The actress added that she does not deny meeting Saddam personally during her many visits to Iraq during its ten-year sanctions. Raghda said that she had undergone many charitable events for Iraq to help the needy.
Raghda recently produced a film that portrays the sufferings of the Iraqi children and the aftermath of the US-led war. The film begins with the theme of Christmas and panoramic scenes of Baghdad going into one of the churches with a story told by an actual priest.
The leading role of the film was given to a young boy who witnesses the death of thousands of Iraqi children since the 1991 Gulf War up to today. The film was translated into English and was aired on several western stations. The goal is to educate the world with the hazardous outcomes of war and how the damage caused is eternal on the people who survive it.
Raghda had been traveling to Iraq constantly in the past period to become more acquainted with the people and listen to their side of the story on how war has basically destroyed their lives. –Albawaba.com
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