Prominent Egyptian actress Athar Al Hakim has publicly
announced that her decision to resign from the acting world is final. At the
same time, Athar said that she does not intend on wearing the hijab (Islamic
headdress) and start preaching because it is not her place to do so.
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Athar stated that she considers the entertainment world to
be more corrupt than the political world for it is full of superficial people,
adding that most of the films being produced are full of indecent and
provocative scenes that aim at brainwashing viewers.
During an interview with the show ‘La’ on the satellite
channel Al Tahrir, Athar said she decided to permanently quit her career and
she will not change her mind. She added that she no longer finds enjoyment in
her career and it has turned into a burden she wishes to take off.
Athar noted that she wants to make a career shift and may consider
journalism and has in fact received numerous offers to work as a television
broadcaster but has not accepted any so far. Athar stressed that what she wants
to concentrate on in the current moment is becoming closer to God.