Fifi Abdo Sparks Disputes in ‘Eddala’i Ya Dosah’

Published September 10th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

Despite the success it has achieved, the play Eddala’i Ya Dosah sparked disputes among the stars which might pose a threat to its staging.  

The play director Hassan Abdel Salam told the daily Al Sharq Al Awsat that when the original staging time was decreased from more than five hours to more than an hour and a half, the roles of the actors have been marginalized. This has spurred the stars to accuse the producer Mohammed Ashoub of sacrificing them for the sake of the play star Fifi Abdo whose role was unaffected. Abdo’s role, according to her colleagues, has even become bigger as she appears in two thirds of the play scenes which last for about one hour and quarter at the expense of others’ roles. 

According to those who complained to the play director and producer, Mohammed Najati, Ahmed Rizeq and Majed Al Masri have been the most losers. They demanded changes that would put their concerns into consideration particularly in view of the criticisms of the audience and their friends who claimed that their roles were no more than those of secondary actors. 

However, the play ranks number 2 in terms of revenues during the summer season and comes after Adel Imam’s smash hit BodyGuard with an average exceeding 30,000 pounds per night --  

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