What's eating Haifa Wehbe? Actress' film rated "R," four "overly-sexual" scenes deleted

Published January 26th, 2014 - 09:01 GMT

Well, Hallelujah, because Haifa Wehbe’s controversial film “Halawet Rouh” (Rouh’s Beauty) has finally gotten the Go Ahead to screen by the Egyptian Censorship Committee.  

The Committee rated the film “R” after removing four of its overly-sexual scenes and before allowing it to hit the silver screen.

Critics were angered by this move, noting that they wanted to judge the movie as a whole, without any of its scenes missing.

According to Laha Magazine, members of the Committee were opposed to the film because it had no real plot behind it. The storyline around an extremely beautiful woman, whose husband leaves her, after which all the men in her neighborhood begin to chase after her. See? No real essence to the story!

The committee stressed that the film only arouses sexual desires, and the script submitted to them prior to filming didn’t contain those scenes.

The first two scenes removed by the Committee were of a young boy who fantasizes about sleeping with Haifa’s character, and another where she dances seductively to a song by Egyptian singer Hakim.

The other two scenes were those of a girl sexually molesting a boy, and another of a young Peeping Tom, who takes a sneak peek at Haifa’s naked body through her exposed window.

In addition, the Committee opposed the way the actresses dressed in the film, but head of the committee let them off by rating it “R.”

“Rouh’s Beauty” stars Haifa, Mohammad Lutfi and Basem Samra, and is directed by Samih Abdel Aziz and produced by Mohammad Al Sabki.

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