Decency keeps Pascal Mashaalani away from Salim Turk

Published July 21st, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

Lebanese singer Pascal Mashaalani is very keen on how she presents herself to her audience and is always careful not to be classified as a performer but rather as a singer who holds enormous talent. Recently, Pascal sent out a letter to the Arab magazine Nadine, in which she answers back to the recent remarks made about her style by director Salim Turk.  


Salim had previously commented that he feels Pascal is too innocent in her music videos and is not daring enough to try out new techniques that may help increase her popularity. The singer stated in her letter that she prefers to be referred to as innocent and have ladylike manners than acting as a westerner and use seduction and inappropriate body movements in her clips to capture people's attention. 


The singer added that she does not find Salim's manner of direction to be suitable to her upbringing or to the entire Arab world's traditions and social ethics. She added that she will not waste any of her valuable time arguing with Salim for she has much more important things to do like completing her upcoming album.  


On a different note, Mashaalani denied circulating rumors of a secret marriage to a wealthy Arab businessman. The singer stressed that this is not the first time lies were written about her and secret marriages saying if they were true then she would be married to so many men all at once.  


Pascal expressed that such a sacred union as marriage should not be kept secret and should be announced to the whole world. She added that she dreams of the day when she finds the right man and decides to spend the rest of her life with him, but for the time being she is as single as ever. The singer noted that she does not understand why the rumors always specify that the man she marries is wealthy, and if they had any truth to them then how come a name is never given to the man?  


During her last visit to Dubai, Mashaalani held extensive negotiations with the head of music production company Rotana for the possibility of joining their team. The talks between the two sides turned out to be successful with Pascal signing a contract with Rotana and officially joining their long list of singers.  


Rotana’s authority over the releases of Pascal will take effect as soon as her current contract with Music Master is over. Music Master is releasing the last album for Pascal this summer and after that Rotana will take over.  


The new album will feature ten songs that vary in composition and style. The most notable composition Pascal has acquired is that from the Tunisian folklore, Egyptian and Lebanese accent, along with songs taken from the Bedouin heritage.  


Pascal is hopeful that her new album will be a success, especially due to the fact that she has been away from the scenes for some time. The singer has carefully selected the composers and poets for her album some of who are Tony Abi Karam. Issam Karika, and Munir Abu Yousif. - 

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