Egypt drops ban on ‘sexually provocative’ movie starring Haifa

Mehleb’s decision to ban “Halawet al-Rooh” was due to the excessive use of sexual innuendo in the film

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Egypt’s administrative court has revoked a Cabinet decree banning the screening of a “sexually provocative” film starring Lebanese pop diva Haifa Wehbe, Egypt’s Daily Independent said on Tuesday.

The decision of Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb to ban Wehbe’s “Halawet al-Rooh” (“Sweetness of Spirit”) was due to the excessive use of sexual innuendo in the film.

The movie’s producer told the local al-Watan News website that the film was not banned in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar.

The Lebanese bombshell actress did not comment on the ban at the time.

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