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Menna Shalaby to Star in Film Adaptation of "Kundalini"


Tue 14 May 2024 | 01:26 PM
Menna Shalaby
Menna Shalaby
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Egyptian actress Menna Shalaby has signed on to star in a film reimagining of Mirna El Helbawi's novel "Kundalini" from director Mohamed Salama.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in the coming months in Egypt and India.

Shalaby, born on July 24, 1981, is the daughter of former belly dancer and actress Zizi Mustafa. She is one of the brightest actresses among the younger generation of Egyptian stars.

The actress showed a passion for acting from a very early age, no doubt due to the exposure to the industry her mother’s fame provided.

Shalaby made her film debut in “Al Saher” (The Magician) as Nour in 2001. She scored her next role alongside prominent actress Layla Elwy in the 2004 film “Baheb El Seema”.

Since then, she co-starred with many talented actors and directors such as renowned director Youssef Chahine in the film “Heya Fawda” (2007), Ahmed Abdallah in the film “Microphone” (2010), and Yousry Nasrallah in the film “Baad el Mawkeaa” (2012) about the infamous Battle of the Camel during the January 25 uprising.