Mina Shalabi sheds weight while surprises await in 'Friendly Fires'

Published April 9th, 2013 - 06:54 GMT
Mena Shalabi sheds weight for the new show
Mena Shalabi sheds weight for the new show

Fasting is coming early this year for Egyptian actress Mina Shalabi. The Cannes award nominated leading lady is forced to lose five kilos for her role in “Niran Sadiqa” (Friendly Fires). Director Khaled Mari said she needs to look slim and fit for the remaining scenes of the show. 

Fellow stars Amro Yousif, Rania Yousif, Dhafir Al Abdin, and Syrian actress Kinda Alloush aren’t being subjected to the same strict diet for the drama that, according to Sayidaty.net, is being filmed at the Sherif Arafa Studios in Cairo.

The storyline weaves together the lives of six friends who grew up together since childhood. Could an eating disorder by Mina’s character be one of the flashback secrets that will unite the circle of friends, or something even bigger? We will have to wait to discover what surprises are store for the new drama.

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