Egyptian movie stars take anti-Islamist position in polls

Published November 29th, 2011 - 09:44 GMT
Hala Sedky on her way to cast her vote. Egypt's star-studded acting giants, have their own political stances they are not shy of expressing as the first round of parliamentary elections are underway. Photo credit, Al Ahram.
Hala Sedky on her way to cast her vote. Egypt's star-studded acting giants, have their own political stances they are not shy of expressing as the first round of parliamentary elections are underway. Photo credit, Al Ahram.

Taking sides in the current political developments in Egypt is not limited to politicians, revolutionaries or demonstrating youths only. Even celebrities, including film stars, are riding the wave as well.

Some, including prominent film director Khalid Yousuf, have announced that they will boycott the parliamentary elections.

However, others are dead set on exercising their franchise.

"I will vote even if my life was in danger," Hassan Yousuf, an actor, said.

Other actors have joined protesters in Tahrir Square, including Khalid Nabawi, who announced his support for the national salvation government.

 

By Jumana Al Tamimi

 


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