Hakim makes his film debut in December

Published September 22nd, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

Egyptian singer Hakim has revealed that he has begun working sessions with director Mohammad Al Najar to place the final touches on his upcoming film “Ali Spicy”, which will mark his debut into the cinema. The singer announced that the filming of scenes is scheduled to take place in mid-December, after being postponed several times by the director for his involvement in other works to be screened during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.  


According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Hakim stressed that this film will mark his debut in the acting world, and that he does not consider his previous acting experience in the film “Al Hanoon Wal Tabal” as one worth mentioning. In the film “Ali Spicy”, the singer performs the character of Ali Abu Al-Ila who is a student in medicine school but he leaves his studies to be a singer despite his father's refusal.  


Hakim revealed that he regained control of his personal life and ended the court dispute with his former wife and is making time to see his children regularly. The singer stressed that all problems of the past have been buried and he was able to resolve everything and open a new page in his life.  


Hakim also denied any future project to perform the character of the public singer Ahmed Adawiyah or any future duet with international singer Celine Dion. The singer explained that the duet with Celine cannot happen due to the difference of type of singing between the two. However, he added that talks are taking place to have a duet with Janet Jackson and Paullina Ruby, in the song Hakim will sing in Arabic while Paullina will sing in Spanish and Janet will sing in English. It was added that international composer Tomas Ramsis will compose the song. 


About his obsession with international duets Hakim said that on the contrary, all international singers are fascinated with Arabic tunes where the composer can maneuver more and be creative.  


Hakim said the international company that he works with chose James Brown to sing the duet with Hakim, adding that he was so much fun to work with. Hakim added that a video clip can make a star these days, so he thinks that everyone should be given the chance to sing and compose and the fans will be the judges as to decide what's successful and what's not. 


Regarding his latest work, Hakim said that he is working on his latest video clip for his song “Ihdarouna Ya Aalam”. Hakim added that he enhanced the Arabic song and made it reach world ears by singing duets with famous world singers like James Brown and Steve Wonder. The singer added that even though he is trying to add a western touch to his songs he criticized video clips and said that he does not like the new video clips where girls show up with seductive dresses and even with belly dancing outfits, he also added that this is against our Arab traditions. –Albawaba.com 

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