"Do not be afraid, but remain cautious," Egyptian actor and prankster Ramez Galal wrote in a Tweet while revealing the first official poster for his upcoming film Ahmed Notre Dame.
The comedy horror, which will be released within the coming months, is directed by Mahmoud Karim and written by Loay El-Sayed. No further details about the film have been revealed.
A graduate of the Academy of Arts, Galal made headlines last Ramadan (April-May 2020) with his daily prank TV show titled ‘Ramez Is Officially Crazy’.
In the show, Galal tricks Egyptian and Arab celebrities into attending what they think is a talk show in Dubai, only to find themselves strapped into a mechanical chair and ordered by Galal to repeat phrases glorifying him or demeaning themselves. If they refuse, they are threatened with electric shocks or a live snake.
Since it started airing, the show has triggered widespread criticism, with legal complaints calling for its suspension due to its "sadistic" and "inappropriate" content.
Despite the criticism, MBC network has not suspended the show, which has been airing for several years during Ramadan, each time creating controversy when Galal crosses a line with the viewers and his guests.
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