‘Princess From Abdeen’ to be Released.. by New Director

Published January 15th, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

After many disputes and delays, Egyptian renowned actress Samira Ahmed started Monday the shooting of her new TV series Amira Min Abdeen (Princess From Abdeen), according to the daily Al Ahram. 

But, the series which was scheduled to be directed by Mohammed Fadel, will be shot by a new director, Ahmed Saqer who has caught the eyes of the TV audience after his succesful series Hadith al Sabah Wa al Masaa (Talk of Morning and Evening) based on Naguib Mahfouz’s novel, which was screened on many Arab TV channels during last Ramadan. 

Changing the series director was due to a dispute erupted between the series star, Ahmed, and its ex-director, Fadel, over two actors nominated by Ahmed and refused by Fadel in his capacity as having the right in allocating the roles of actors.  

The series writer Osama Anwar Okasha sided the director and did not write the rest of the episodes, which spurred Ahmed to resort to court to secure these episodes. She sent tipstaffs to the writer Okasha to obtain from him the six remaining episodes of the series.  

Okasha told the daily al Gomhuria, “had writing been out of order or fear of the law, I would have left this profession immediately. The matter has taken more than it should and it is not personal. The dispute is about the limits and rights of every party. As long as Samira Ahmed wants to revert to the law, the matter is so simple. At the court I will say all what I have.”  

However, it seems that Okasha has changed his mind and decided not to waste his efforts as well as not deprive his audience of one of his distinguished artworks – Albawaba.com  

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