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Hala Shiha to finish shooting TV series “Zelzal” in 2 days

Saturday 25/May/2019 - 10:56 AM
Hala Shiha
Hala Shiha
Yara Sameh

Egyptian actress، Hala Shiha is set to complete filming her role in TV series “Zelzal” (Earthquake) within two days، which is currently premiering in Ramadan.

The shooting will take place at the location set of 6th of October wholesale market, with the series leading actor, Mohamed Ramadan .

The TV series co-starring Mohamed Ramadan، Maged El Masry، Hala Shiha، Mona Abd El Ghani، Nesreen Amin، Hanadi Muhanna، and others.

Zelzal is written by Abdel Rahim Kamal and directed by Ibrahim Fakhr.

In 2018، Shiha had surprised everyone by taking off niqab، and coming out of her retirement and resuming her acting again after 12 years of retirement، which followed taking off her veil.

Later on، she disappeared completely and flew to Canada to be with her Canadian husband، Joseph Hirsen، and children.

She confirmed that her decision to return to acting again was very difficult، and came after deep reflection and careful consideration، and in the end، she found that it felt a great psychological comfort with her decision.

The actress announced in April that she has split from Hirsen after more than 10 years of marriage.

The marriage resulted in four kids، two boys and two girls.

Noteworthy، Hala Ahmed Shiha، known as Hala Shiha، is a Egyptian actress. She is born on February 23، 1979 in Cairo، Egypt، to an international acclaimed painter Ahmed Shiha، and a Lebanese mother who is also an artist.

She is the eldest out of four daughters، her sister is well-known actress، Hana Shiha.

She is best known for portraying the main roles in The Ladder and The Snake، and Lost in America.

She officially retired from the entertainment industry in the 2005، after she decided to start wearing the hijab. The following year، she made a brief comeback to star in a role with her hijab.

Her decision to start wearing the hijab and retire from the entertainment industry at such a young age and so soon in her career caused controversy.

It sparked a massive debate in Egypt about the veil and the decline of secularism within Egyptian society and among Egyptians.

Hala Shiha is a devout muslim. She shocked the entertainment world when she announced her retirement for the second time in her career، the first time was in 2003، because she decided to "recommit herself to Islam".

Originally، deciding to wear the hijab in 2003 Hala had taken off her Islamic headdress (Hijab) after wearing it for a period of two months amidst objection from family and members of the acting world.

She returned to wearing it in 2005 once she declared she was planning to quit acting.

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