‘Girl from Shubra’ Brings Sharihan Back to Small Screen

Published April 10th, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

After 10 years of absence from the small screen, Egyptian actress Sharihan is gearing up to play the staring role in the new TV series Bent min Shubra (a Girl from Shubra), according to the London-based daily al Sharq al Awsat. 

The series story was written by Fathi Ghanem, scripted by Mustafa Ibrahim, directed by Gamal Abdel Hamid and costarring, along with Sharihan, actor Hisham Salim. 

The 20-episode series depicts the social and political life in Egypt during the period between the forties and eighties through the story of Mariya (played by Sharihan) who was born in the Egyptian neighborhood of Shubra, of Italian parents.  

After many bitter love experiences, Mariya becomes a miserable and hopeless young woman till she falls in love with an Egyptian young man who help her to defeat her misery and to trust people again.  

Meanwhile, Egyptian director Radwan al Kashef has nominated Sharihan to star his new film Layali Ukhra (Other Nights) based on the writer Mohammed al Bisati’s novel.  

The novel depicts the story of an Egyptian woman who narrates the details of one of her days through which she restores her past and sheds light on the political, economic and cultural life in Egypt from the 50s till the present.  

Sharihan was also nominated be director Khairi Bshara to star in his new film Raqs al Rih (The Dance of the Wind) written by Yehia Azmi. She has declared her readiness to start filming immediately, and expressed admiration for Azmi’s story. The director, the writer and the actress have worked together before on the film Al Tawq Wal Iswera (Necklace and Bracelet) – Albawaba.com  

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