Egyptian actress Hanan Turk was in shock when she read in several news sources that she has accepted the leading role in the upcoming “Shakira Fil Muneera” (Shakira in Muneera) and was going to play the part of Shakira. The actress has strongly stressed that she had not even given her initial acceptance or agreed to the offer.
Hanan revealed that her schedule is too packed at the moment and she will not be taking on any new jobs until she is complete with the current ones. She added that she has no interest in taking part of the film and does not think it suits her.
It was rumored that Turk was nominated to play the role of Shakira in the new since producers felt that Hanan would be the most suited actress to play the part of Shakira for the existence of a similar resemblance. It was added that Turk’s only objection towards the film is that she refuses to wear the extremely revealing cloths that Lebanese-Colombian singer Shakira wears for her role in the film and had made it clear to the director of the film, and that she requested that the designer assigned to make the cloths for the film to make her outfits similar to those of Shakira’s but not as revealing and seducing.
The film had created a commotion with the Egyptian censorship committee, for the fact that the film holds the name of the famous singer and there was a fear of facing lawsuits over the issue. Even though the film does not directly interfere with the singer's persona, officials felt that it is in the best interest to take precautions against any expected legal suit by the singer.
The film is about a young girl who is infatuated with Shakira. The girl is so into the singer that she sings and performs in exactly the same manner, in addition to looking a lot like the singer. The writer of the film Nihad Abdul Aziz was shocked with the censorship over the commotion caused. She said that the film does not affect Shakira in any way negative, and in fact it just goes to show how much Shakira is loved by women and men and how most girls look up to her as their role model.
On a different note, Turk has decided to take time off work to be with her husband and two children. The actress announced that she will head off on a summer vacation to Hurghada Marina to be with her husband, who has been spending the past two weeks alone with the children Marina redecorating their new home.
Hanan felt that the time is just right for her vacation, especially after the hectic schedule she has had. The actress added that she is now more at peace since her latest film “Sahar Aliali” (Staying up All-night) has proven to be a huge success bringing in enormous profit. –Albawaba.com
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