Director Jamal Abdul Hamid has begun shooting the scenes for the upcoming television series “Raya and Iskeena,” starring Egyptian actresses Summaya Al Khashab and Abla Kamel.
The drama is based on a true story of two sisters who murdered innocent women, and then proceeded to rob them of their most valuable processions. The drama covers seventeen different murder cases, some of which actually took place.
The director announced the drama is being filmed at the Egyptian ‘Media Production City,’ and is scheduled to be aired during the holy month of Ramadan, when the number of viewers is the highest.
Laila Elwi, Elham Shahin, Nadia Al Jundi, Majdia Zaki, and Dalal Abdul Aziz all declined nominations for the leading role.
For the first time, Summaya will face off with Lebanese singer/actress Nicole Saba in a new film, in which both compete to win the love of actor Khaled Abu Al Najja.
According to the Qatar based daily, Al Raya, the new film is titled “Al Sa’ada Bain Eidaik” (Happiness is in your Hands), and includes singing performances by both stars.