Muna Zaki Cinderella of the small screen

Published May 23rd, 2006 - 09:54 GMT

Young prominent Egyptian actress Muna Zaki has finally took the ultimate step and put on the shoes of the late Egyptian diva Soad Husni and is now reliving her life and has begun filming the first scenes of the new television drama that tells the story of the life of Egypt's Cinderella, Soad.


According to the London based Elaph, the drama will be one of a kind, being the first gigantic television drama to be produced in such secrecy, without the knowledge of the press until the beginning of shooting the first scenes.


Filming of the scenes will last for a period of three months between Cairo and London, the television channel that will buy the rights to air the drama has not been revealed. It is stated that the only person who may know the name of the channel is the drama's producer Tareq Nour.


Most of the cast for the drama have already been chosen, and will include Midhat Saleh, Tamer Habib, Sami Maghawri, Ghada Rajab, and Sherrie Adel.


The drama, which is scheduled for screening during the holy month of Ramadan, is written by scenarist Atef Bishai and will be directed by Samir Seif.


On a different note, Zaki has denied circulating rumors that she is currently expecting her second child. The actress stressed that the rumor was created by jealous individuals who wanted to place obstacles in her career path and make way for other actresses.


Muna added that many young actresses are in fact jealous of the success she has accomplished in her acting career and how she and a few others were always in demand. She assured that her enemies in the entertainment world had leaked the rumor of her pregnancy to the press and the media unfortunately did not take the time to verify the news from her.


Rumors had it that Muna had announced she will devote all of her time to her upcoming film "Al Ishiq Wal Hawa" (Love and Romance), a fated love story set to the backdrop of a romantic musical score, to be screened this summer season.

And upon completing the film she will not be accepting any new roles in order to dedicate herself to her daughter and prepare for the arrival of her second child, Muna revealed.


It was added that Muna stated it has been an eventful year that began with her performing the religious pilgrimage, Hajj, with her husband actor Ahmad Hilmi, and will end with the birth of her second child.


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