Egypt drops ban on ‘sexually provocative’ movie starring Haifa

The Egyptian administrative court cancelled on Tuesday a Cabinet decree that banned the screening of Lebanese film and pop star Haifa Wehbe’s latest movie. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

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.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44