Actress Wafaa Amer is very stressed and confused over the Egyptian Television’s decision to not broadcast her series “Karioka” during the month of Ramadan.
She found the matter to be very weird, especially that they came to this decision for believing that the show has too many dance scenes inappropriate for the holy month.
Wafaa took it personal and thought of it as settling accounts or pay-back for her recent statements against the new president Mohammad Morsi.
And in a quick interview with our reporter in Cairo, she clarified that the series is pure biographical and there are no over-the-top dance scenes or revealing dance outfits.
She added that the show is important in the sense that it sheds light in the late Tahiyya Karioka’s personal life and career, in addition to her national role before the 1952 Revolution, and also in supporting the Egyptian army during the 1967 setback in donating to the war efforts.
And although “Karioka” will be broadcasted on several satellite channels, but its rejection on the Egyptian Television is as a huge crisis considering the expanding audience watching the channel.
Wafaa Amer’s husband, producer Mohammad Fawzi, decided to step in and he contacted the Minister of Information Ahmad Anis who explained that it is very difficult to broadcast a show about the life of a dancer with the rising of the Islamic political forces to power.