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TV Series “Taaghere Gaw” First Look Unveiled

Mon 13 Mar 2023 | 05:30 PM
Menna Shalaby
Menna Shalaby
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The first look at Egyptian actress Menna Shalaby's TV series "Taaghere Gaw"' has been unveiled. 

The cast also stars Mervat Amin, Sherine, Eyad Nassar, Ahmed Malek, and others.

Mariam Abou Ouf is helming the series from a screenplay by Muna al-Sheemi.

"Taaghere Gaw" follows the many crises Sharifa (played by Shalaby) facing including her mother's (Sherine) addiction to tranquilizers and alcohol as well as her attempted suicide.

It also features Eyad Nassar as a university doctor and Amin as her aunt Zozo.

The footage follows Sharifa's crises in her life in Beirut, Lebanon, including her mother's addiction and insistence on seeking help for her at all costs.  It also showed Sharifa seeking help from Nassar's character, and introduced Issam Omar, as a young man looking for an opportunity to gain money.

"Taaghere Gaw" is set to screen in the Ramadan 2023 drama marathon on the "MBC Masr" TV channel and the "Shahid" streaming platform.

Shalaby participated last Ramadan with TV series "Bitloo El Roh".

It also starred Elham Shahin, Ahmed El Saadany, Diamand Bou Abboud, Mohamed Hatem, Adel Karam, and others.

The series is written by Kamla Abu Zekri and directed by Mohamed Hesham Ebia.

Menna Shalaby

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. Shalaby 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.