The decision to retire Egyptian artist Tawfiq Abdel Hamid permanently after he finished filming his scenes in the series “Uturn”, sparked controversy on social media.
Abdel Hamid wrote on “Instagram” that he “will retire from art for good in the coming days, after he has finished filming his scenes in the Uturn series.” It embodies the role of the father of the artist Reham Hajjaj during the work events.
He explained that “the reason for this is his health condition, and no one has anything to do with him, and I hope to respect my desire not to speak.”
The public wondered about the real reason behind retiring, is it his health condition? Or his disagreement with one of the crew members of the “Uturn” series?
Social pioneers wrote comments about the reason for retiring; Huda Al-Silmat’s account said: “The reason for Tawfiq’s retirement could be Reham Hajjaj, especially after he returned again to acting after an absence of more than 12 years.”
Another account wrote, “After dealing with Reham Hajjaj, he must retire immediately.” Tawfiq Abdel Hamid had announced his return to acting after 12 years of hiatus by participating in the series “Uturn”, noting that the name of the series is linked to his condition.
He added, during a telephone interview, that “his health condition is fairly good, and he is on the way to a better recovery.”
He indicated that he had stopped participating in artistic works since 2010, answering the reasons for his continuation without work for 12 years: “There is no particular reason. To stop and return again to acting is God’s will, and I hope it will be a good return.”
And the series Uturn, co-starring with a number of stars, are Reham Hajjaj, Tawfiq Abdel Hamid, Karim Qassem, Ayman Al-Qaisoni, Mahmoud Hijazi, Abeer Sabry, Safa Al-Toukhi, and Nancy Salah, and the work was written by Ayman Salama, directed by Sameh Abdel Aziz.
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