The Lebanese court of
immediate affairs has turned down a lawsuit by Lebanese diva Fairouz’s lawyer
against the makers of the television drama “Al Shahrourah” , a drama about the
life of Lebanese legendary singer Sabah, demanding that the scenes that depict
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Faiouz demanded that
the drama be banned from airing due to the fact that she and her late husband,
Assi Al Rahbani, are portrayed in a way that insults their history. Producer of
the drama denied such allegations made by Fairous and stressed that the singer
and her husband were only referred to by their names and were not part of the
events of the drama.
The company Sabah and
Brothers, which is the producing company of the drama, had released statements
to the press stressing that neither Fairouz or her husband were insulted in the
drama and they would never take such a step as trying to ruin the reputation of
such great Lebanese figures.
The drama is currently
being aired on a number of Arab satellite channels. It is written by Fida Al
Shandaweeli and directed by Ahmad Shafeeq. Lebanese singer Carol Samah plays
the leading role of Sabah.