Three million EGP for Yusra

Published April 24th, 2006 - 08:33 GMT

Prominent Egyptian actress Yusra will begin work on her upcoming television drama "Mawjit Abeer," based on a true story about a kidnapping.


The story, written by journalist Adel Imbariz, revolves around the smuggling of a little boy from Egypt to Jordan, and Yusra plays the role of a journalist who investigates the incident. The script for the new drama was written by Ibrahim Mustapha.


Sources have revealed that Yusra will receive a wage of 3 million Egyptian pounds (equivalent to half a million US$), making her the highest paid actor in Egypt. Actor Yahia Al Fakharani ranks second place, receiving two million EGP for his role in the same television drama.


The screening of the new film "Kalam Fil Hub" (Love Talk) starring Egyptian actors Yusra and Hannan Turk attracted numerous celebrities.


Elham Shahin, Laila Elwi, Nicole Saba, Farouq Al Fishawi, Mahmoud Abdul Aziz, Khaled Zaki, Athar Al Hakim, Dina, Lubliba, Mustafa Amar, Walid Tawfiq and Mustafa Shabaan were amongst the stars in attendance.


The film, also staring Hisham Salim is a return to the old fashioned style of Egyptian romance films.


Director Ali Idrees stated that he waited for the right moment to screen the film, which he describes as “a social drama that reflects the core of Egyptian emotion.”


Yusra revealed that what drew her to take part in the film was the romantic nature of the story that deals with people’s emotions in a realistic manner, and explores how people overcome loss to carry on with their lives.


On a different note, Yusra has been taking Salsa lessons to prepare for her upcoming role in the film "Tiji Nur'us" (Lets Dance), directed by the controversial Enas Al Dughaidi.


The film is an adaptation of the Hollywood production “Lets Dance,” starring Richard Geere and Jennifer Lopez.


The script is written by Osama Abdul Thaher and the film also stars Tamer Hajris, Izzat Abu Ouf, Hala Sidqi, and Randa Al Buhairi.

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