Prominent Egyptian actress Yusra has denied allegations that she indirectly pressured Egyptian actress Hannan Turk to remove the Hijab, an Islamic headdress.
Yusra also stated that she never asked Hannan's husband, businessman Khaled Khatab, to make his wife remove the Hijab or that she is behind the problems that are currently between the couple and may lead to their divorce.
According to the London based daily, Al Quds Al Arabi, Yusra stated that she had left Egypt before the Cairo International Film Festival, and during the entire time she was abroad she kept receiving numerous calls that she is pushing Hannan to remove the Hijab.
She added that once she returned to Egypt, she made a private call to Hannan and asked her if she was pressuring her to remove the Hijab, which Hannan told her that she never did. Yusra had then asked Hannan why she was saying that Yusra is pressuring her, but the latter stated that she never discussed the matter of her Hijab with anyone because it is a personal issue that is of no one's business.
Yusra said that some had taken advantage of her travel outside Egypt to create problems between her and Hannan. She noted that she does not pay much attention to such rumors and that matters like the Hijab is a decision that one takes on their own.
Rumors had it allegations made by Hannan against prominent actress Yusra has caused criticism to surface. It was said that Hannan stated that Yusra had repeatedly attempted to convince her to remove the Hijab.
During a televised interview with Hannan on the Dubai satellite television channel, Hannan said that Yusra indirectly requested her to stop wearing it. Yusra told Hannan’s husband to talk to his wife and try and persuade her to take off the Hijab because it will have a negative impact on her acting career.
Khaled did not make any comments regarding his wife’s decision and simply said that the matter is up to her.
Turk has denied rumors that she intends to stop wearing a Hijab.
She expressed her anger over the rumors, describing them as ‘lies.”