Yusra denies intent to adopt

Published September 30th, 2006 - 04:42 GMT

Prominent Egyptian actor Yusra has denied circulating rumors that she has divorced her husband director Khaled Saleem and that she intends to adopt a child.


According to the London based weekly, Laha, Yusra was shocked by the rumors, especially when she is at the peak of her career.


She has just completed shooting the final scenes for her upcoming film “Ma Tigi Nur’us” (Let’s Dance), and meanwhile her recent film “Amaret Ya’qoubain” is witnessing success Yusra has begun preparing for her upcoming television drama series, to be aired during the holy month of Ramadan.


Yusra said that she is living a happy life, personally and professionally. “My relationship with my husband could not be any stronger,” she said.  She does not understand why people create rumors to attack her personal life, particularly her relationship with her husband.


Yusra also said she does not plan to adopt a child, and is living a fulfilling life with her husband, career, family and friends. Not having children does not mean the end of the world, she added


Yusra strongly denied rumors that she intends to resign from her acting career. The singer stressed that such a thought never crossed her mind and she would only consider resigning if her fans/audience stops appreciating and accepting her work.


Yusra also denied the news that she will be starring in a new film that portrays the life of the seduction diva American Marline Monroe.


On a different note, Yusra stated that she will not wait for Jamal Abdul Hamid to direct her upcoming television drama "Mawjit Abeer," since he is preoccupied with his work on the new television drama "Halim." Yusa wants her drama to be aired during the holy month of Ramadan and has called on director Majdi Abu Ameerih to take Jamal's place.
Yusra revealed that she and Majdi have a good relationship since he directed several of her pervious television dramas, which were very successful.
The new drama is based on a true story about a kidnapping. The story, written by journalist Adel Imbariz, revolves around a little boy who is smuggled from Egypt to Jordan. Yusra plays a journalist who investigates the incident.
The script 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 received two million EGP for his role in the same television drama, putting him in second place.


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