star Kinda Alloush described the television drama “Matloob Rijal” (Men Wanted)
as a light and fun drama that portrays modern Arab family life, focusing on the
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drama is aired on the Arab satellite channel MBC.
In a statement to the internet website MBC.net, Kinda said that her character, Nadine, in the drama
differs from her real life personality.
Her family and home are more important than her career ambitions, said
Kinda’s character separates from her husband and decides not to have
children, fearing that it will affect her career as a designer hairstylist.
Nadine said that she objected to the order of her name in
the credits of the series, blaming Hatem Ali, producer and leading director of
the drama. According to Nadine, she and Ali agreed that her name would appear
parallel to the name of actress Safa Sultan in the credits.
The events of the drama revolve around a group of
individuals and families, belonging to different nationalities, and their
romantic relationships, friendships, and betrayals.
A number of prominent actors and actress from all Arab nationalities
took part in the drama. The cast features, from Lebanon, artists Nadine Najim
and Najwa Alwan, and from Syria, Jumana Murad, Kinda Alwash, Safa Sultan, Marah
Jabr, Hiba Nour and Adnan Abu Shami.
Ramiz Amir, Fatima Adel and Sameh Abaiti also appear in the drama, and from
Jordan actor Wael Najm. Iraqi artist Anwar al Shammari and
Moroccan actress Laila Noor are also on the diverse list of leading Arab cast
On a different note, Kinda refused to comment on reports
about Syrian production companies boycotting her for signing a statement
showing sympathy with protesters in Syria, who are calling for a resignation of
the current government of President Bashar Al Asad.