AFTER five years with production house Metrowealth (MIG), actress Lisa Surihani is ready to fly solo.
According to Utusan Malaysia, the popular starlet is keen on building a career on her own without being tied exclusively to any production company, even that of husband Yusry Abdul Halim's KRU Studios.
The decision, Lisa said, had nothing to do with her husband as it was made years before she met him.
“I used to depend entirely on others. But after coming out on my own, I appreciate the challenge,” she said. “I admit it is difficult because I have to handle everything by myself now.”
Admitting that it was with a heavy heart that she broke the news to MIG founder David Teo, Lisa said she would always be grateful for what the production house had done for her.
“David understands that it was time for me to move on and gave his blessings,” she said.
Discussing her upcoming film Istanbul Aku Datang (Istanbul I Am Coming), Lisa related her experience in the Turkish capital city.
“Besides working with an excellent crew, I also got to enjoy Istanbul,” she said.
> Several non-governmental organisations have come up in arms against a “bikini show” scheduled to be held next month, claiming it does not respect the cultural sensitivities of Malaysians.
Harian Metro reported that the show, to be held in a hotel in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur on Oct 6, has been opposed by several Penang-based organisations. They lodged a report at the Butterworth police station at 3pm on Sunday.
Persatuan Persaudaraan Muslimah Malaysia Penang branch deputy chairman Mardziah Zakaria said the NGOs were opposing the show because it went against the “Eastern sensitivities” of Malaysians.
According to her, shows like these do not respect the majority of Malaysians, who are Muslims.
She added that such activities exploited women and “sold” them as sex symbols to the commercial world.
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