Egyptian faces inquiry for hugging an Israeli actress

June 15, 2010 16:38

Egyptian actor Khaled Nabawy faced an inquiry by the Egyptian actor's union on Tuesday after he was photographed hugging Israeli actress Liraz Charhi on a red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, according to the Arabic-English website Meedan.

The two actors appear together in the Hollywood film Fair Game.

Nabawy has been described as "the next Omar Sharif," a reference to the legendary Egyptian actor who was also a Hollywood star.

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