Thirty young Egyptian girls have applied for the role of Egyptian actress Nabila Obeid in her younger years in the new television drama series "Asabi' Bila Yad" (Fingers without a hand), written by Ihsan Abdul Kadous.
Only five applicants were selected for a final screening to determine whose voice and looks are closest to that of Nablia. The young actor will play the role of Nabila in her early teens, between 15-18 years.
According to the Qatar daily, Al Raya, Nabila had posted advertisements for the part, eliciting the large response.
Nabila has suddenly pulled out of the joint Egyptian-Kuwaiti drama, “Lilbai’ lidawa’e El Safar” (For Sale Due to Travel). The drama, which was scheduled to be aired during the month of Ramadan, is written by Mohammad Yousef and directed by Khaled Al Mufaidi.
Nabila withdrew once she realized that the drama would not be ready in time to be screened during Ramadan, since all films to be shown during the holy month must be submitted by the end of August.