Ahmed has been pure box office. In 2019, before cinemas shut down, two of his films scored $12 million: SONS
OF RIZK 2 and THE PASSAGE. That successful streak looks set to continue: his new film spy thriller EL ARAF
(THE KNOWER) will be released on July 14, a COVID-enforced delay of a whole year since its original cinema
rollout plan. And then comes KIRA & EL GIN, in which he appears alongside several other actors on this list
including Karim Abdel Aziz, Hend Sabry and Ahmed Malek in a period drama is based on the book 1919 by Ahmed
Mourad. Its budget of $10 million is said to be the largest ever for an Egyptian feature film.