Rabat – Back in Morocco, Loubna Abidar has spoken out about the fallout she faced since her starring role in Nabil Ayouch’s controversial movie “Much Loved.”
In an interview with Med Radio, the Moroccan actress opened up about what she went through over her leading role in the film about sex workers, accusing Moroccan filmmaker Nabil Ayouch of betraying her trust by broadcasting some erotic scenes of the film that she did not agree with.
Ayouch promised Abidar th at there would be no shocking scenes in the movie, nothing that would not be allowed in French television.
“Nabil Ayouch has ruined my life and compromised my future; he didn’t keep his promises,” said Abidar. She added that the 49-year-old producer used her image and bad press to promote his film.
Abidar fled Morocco for France in 2015 after she was allegedly “savagely beaten” by an unknown assailant on the street in Casablanca.
Feeling better in France where she has been living for three years, the actress revealed that she will soon acquire French citizenship.
“When I went to France, I had a residence permit for skills and talents, and since I received a certificate while waiting for the passport and therefore the French nationality,” she said.
Despite controversy over the Moroccan movie, Abidar won several awards for her performance.
Abidar won a Valois for best actress during the Francophone Festival of Angouleme in 2015. She received the Golden Bayard Best Actress Award in Belgium at the International Francophone Film Festival in October 2015.
She was also nominated in 2016 for best actress for the César, the French version of the Oscars.