Hany Ramzy’s ‘Itfarag Ya Salam’ Top Billing Irks Co-Stars

Published June 7th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Not everyone is happy with how the names of the stars of the new Egyptian film Itfarag Ya Salam (Wow, Look!) are arranged on the film's billboards and credits.  

Abeer Sabry, for one, told cairolive.com that she was promised, when the film was made two years ago, that her name would appear second, right after Maged Al Masry's. Now it appears near the end, and in the smallest of fonts. She has submitted an official complaint and is awaiting a response on the matter.  

Meanwhile, even Masry seems to have gotten a raw deal, since Itfarag Ya Salaam's lead billing is all Hany Ramzy's.  

Critics are complaining that the film was only released because of the unexpectedly phenomenal success of Ramzy's recent comedy, Saidi Rayih Gayy (Always an Upper Egyptian), which has brought in a much-coveted LE5 million, thus qualifying Ramzy for potentially huge star status. Aiming to capitalize on that, the producers of Itfarag ya Salam have given Ramzy the top spot on the film's posters and credits – Albawaba.com  

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