Hala Shiha rumored to trade-in her acting career for the head-cover (Hijab)

Published October 23rd, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

Twenty-three year old Egyptian actress Hala Shiha, the eldest of the four Shiha stars, Hana, Rasha and Maya, was rumored to be thinking of quitting acting altogether and reverting to religion by wearing the head-cover. 


The UK-based, Al Quds Al Arabi, met the young star and asked her about the possibility of following the steps of her younger sister Maya, and wearing the head-cover, "Religious issues always stay between God and the person himself. The head-cover is not something bad, but it is a commitment and I'm not thinking about it these days," said Hala in response to the question. 


"There are many times people feel that they are so close to God, it's something which grants them security and tranquility. I might someday think of this lifetime commitment but it won't necessarily ensue quitting acting," added Hala. 


Nicknamed Aphrodite of the Egyptian cinema, Hala Shiha started her acting career two years ago in the TV series "Al Ragol Al Akhar" (The Other Man), starring alongside of Nour Al Sherif and Mervat Amin. Her break-through performance in the series granted Hala the chance of getting the lead roles in the movies "Leih Khalletni Ahebak" (Why Did You Make Me Love You), and "Al Selem We Al Tho’ban" (Ladders and Snakes). 


Growing up, Hala always had musical and artistic talent, as she excelled at dancing, drawing, fashion designing, piano and keyboard playing. But it wasn't until renowned actor Adel Emam, a friend of her father's, encouraged her to join the academy of arts. – Albawaba.com

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