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Haifa Wehbe Banned from Performing in Egypt

Famed Lebanese singer and actress Haifa Wehbe has been banned from performing in Egypt, as well as from participating in Egyptian films and recording songs in the country.

Lebanese singer and actress Haifa Wehbe has officially been banned from acting in Egypt indefinitely, effective as of October 4th, 2017.

According to a statement released by ElSobky Production Company last Wednesday, Wahbe is no longer allowed to participate in any Egyptian musical or cinematic production, as decreed by the Egyptian Chamber of Cinema Industry, the Theatrical Professions Syndicate and the Cinema Syndicate.

The dispute started in July of this year when Wehbe decided to terminate her contract with ElSobky Production Company for the film ‘Thanya Wahda’ over what she claims to be ‘lack of ethics’ on the production company’s end. The production company has since filed a complaint against her because she violated her contract by shooting another film called ‘Kheir W Baraka’ which was released this last Eid.

According to the statement, the actress has been asked to pay back El Sobky Productions $40,000 for her part in the film and reimburse the company for the amount of EGP 1.7 million for the cost of filming.

Wahbe has since apologised for violating her contract and has expressed hope in future collaborations.

For more details check out El Sobky Production’s Facebook page.

Photography by Ahmed Najeeb.
Shoot by #MO4Productions.