Archive | August, 2005

Nur Fazura saman akhbar RM500,000

31 Aug

Oleh Anwar Hussin

KUALA LUMPUR: Pelakon filem Gol & Gincu, Nur Fazura Sharifuddin, memfailkan saman fitnah menuntut ganti rugi RM500,000 terhadap akhbar tabloid, Mingguan Warta Perdana dan wartawannya berikutan artikel bertajuk ‘Fazura Rela Dipenjara’, yang didakwa menjatuhkan maruahnya.

Nur Fazura atau lebih dikenali, Fazura, 22, melalui peguamnya, Fakhrul Azman Abu Hasan dan Muhammad Nasim Shafie, memfailkan saman itu di Pejabat Pendaftar Mahkamah Tinggi Wisma Denmark, kira-kira jam 2.30 petang semalam..

Fazura menamakan dua defendan dalam samannya, Perdana Production House Sdn Bhd iaitu syarikat yang menerbitkan akhbar Mingguan Warta Perdana dan wartawannya, Haslinda Hashim.

Fazura mendakwa Haslinda yang menulis artikel berkenaan membuat kenyataan bahawa ‘Fazura Rela Dipenjara’ dan ‘Saya tidak takut dengan hukuman sekiranya saya didapati bersalah melakukan perbuatan tersebut’.

Artikel itu dikeluarkan berikutan Fazura pada 9 Mei lalu didakwa di Mahkamah Majistret di sini atas tuduhan mencederakan suri rumah, Geraldine Mariana Wong, 30, di Bar Luna, Pacific Regency Hotel & Apartments, Jalan Kia Peng, di sini, jam 1.20 pagi, 19 Disember tahun lalu.

Kes itu akan dibicarakan pada 26 April tahun depan.

Fazura yang memenangi anugerah Pelakon Harapan Festival Filem Malaysia ke-17, Jun tahun lalu, ketika ditemui pemberita di luar mahkamah berkata, beliau tidak pernah mengeluarkan kenyataan sedemikian kepada wartawan terbabit.

Dalam pernyataan tuntutannya, Fazura yang sebelum ini membintangi filem Qaisy & Laila menyatakan artikel itu disiarkan pada muka surat pertama akhbar berkenaan pada 29 Mei lalu.

Katanya, kenyataan itu menjatuhkan imejnya kerana ia secara tidak langsung menunjukkan beliau mengaku mencederakan Geraldine.

“Kenyataan yang disiarkan itu amat menyeleweng, merendah dan menjatuhkan maruah saya. Kenyataan itu mendedahkan saya kepada kebencian, malu dan ejekan,” katanya.

Fazura mendakwa kenyataan itu secara tidak langsung memberi kesan yang serius berhubung tanggapan orang ramai terhadap kesnya yang sedang dibicarakan serta imejnya yang pernah dinobatkan sebagai Pelakon Harapan akan tercalar.

Sehubungan itu, Fazura mendakwa beliau mengalami tekanan mental dan emosi serta menanggung malu yang amat sangat dan mengalami kesukaran untuk berdepan dengan masyarakat dan keluarga.

Fazura melalui Tetuan Azaine & Fakrul pernah menghantar surat bertarikh 3 Jun lalu dengan menuntut kedua-dua defendan memberi aku janji untuk tidak mengulangi atau membuat kenyataan sedemikian serta memohon maaf secara terbuka.

Bagaimanapun, kedua-dua defendan gagal berbuat demikian.

Selain menuntut ganti rugi am berjumlah RM500,000, Fazura juga menuntut faedah pada kadar empat peratus setahun terhadap ganti rugi am dari tarikh saman difailkan, faedah lapan peratus setahun dari tarikh penghakiman sehingga tarikh penyelesaian penuh, kos tindakan, ganti rugi teladan dan relif lain yang difikirkan wajar oleh mahkamah.

Berita Harian

Actress Fazura sues editor and publisher of tabloid

31 Aug

Wednesday August 31, 2005

Actress Fazura sues editor and publisher of tabloid

BY CECIL FUNG

KUALA LUMPUR: Actress Nur Fazura Sharifuddin has filed a libel suit at the Kuala Lumpur High Court against the publisher and editor of Mingguan Warta Perdana over an article that appeared in the Malay language tabloid on May 29.

The article had commented on an ongoing case involving Fazura in which she was accused of assaulting a 30-year-old housewife at a pub here.

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SEEKING REDRESS: Fazura going through the file of her suit outside the courtroom at Wisma Denmark yesterday while waiting for the libel suit to be filed.

Fazura, the star of the movie Gol & Gincu, named the tabloid’s publisher Perdana Production House Sdn Bhd as the first defendant and the article’s editor Haslinda Hashim as the second defendant.
The 22-year-old actress is seeking a public apology from the defendants and RM500,000 in general damages with interest and costs.

She is also seeking aggravated and exemplary damages.

The suit was filed by Fazura’s lawyers Fakhrul Azman Abu Hasan and Muhammad Nasim Shafie at the High Court registry in Wisma Denmark yesterday.

In her suit, Fazura claimed that the headline and contents of the article had insinuated that she admitted to the alleged offence even though she had not made such a statement.

The winner of the Malaysian Film Festival’s Most Promising Actress award claimed that the defamatory statements had exposed her to odium and contempt, and had affected her career as an actress.

Upon her arrival, press photographers quickly went into action and the actress even shook hands with reporters.

http://www.thestar.com.my/

‘They want to bring me down’

30 Aug

The Star
Publication Date : 2005-08-30

Nur Fazura Sharifuddin as teenager Putri in Gol & Gincu

She’s currently riding high with the much talked about movie, Gol & Gincu. But Nur Fazura Sharifuddin’s personal life is mired in the depths of controversy, what with an assault charge and rumours of porn videos of her circulating.

For her StarMag photo shoot, Nur Fazura Sharifuddin wore a slinky navy-blue top and an ankle-length skirt – with Adidas futsal shoes.

She is, of course, promoting the Malay teen flick, Gol & Gincu, that revolves around indoor football. The 22-year-old actress plays the lead, Putri.

“Are those the famous high heels?” I ask as she changes from the stilettos in which she arrived to the sports shoes.

“Ha, ha, ha, ha,” she laughs (slightly cynically), and replies, “Of course not.”

The famous shoe is the one she used to allegedly assault a woman with in December last year. In May, Nur Fazura claimed trial in a Kuala Lumpur magistrate’s court to an assault charge.

“The evidence is with the police, obviously,” she says of the gold and silver shoe. And, no, she doesn’t want to talk about what happened – “That would be contempt of court!”

“But I have a replacement pair of shoes at home. I got a new pair because I love that style. It was not a Manolo. Thank God it was not one of my Manolos.”

Manolo Blahnik, for the fashion-challenged, is the really expensive haute couture brand beloved of Sex and the City TV character Carrie Bradshaw.

And there you have it: the contradiction that is Nur Fazura. For this lass insists that she’s still a small town girl at heart – she hails from Pekan, Pahang. And yet, she displays a very sophisticated urban taste in not only her footwear but also the image she portrays.

It’s that image that seems to be getting her into hot water. Though she’s a bit of an industry darling, having won the Most Promising Actress award at the Malaysian Film Festival last year for her role in Bicara Hati, the Malay press are not exactly enamoured of Nur Fazura.

When rumours began circulating that the woman in a 10-minute pornographic video clip for mobile phones is her, the press went after her for either confirmation or denial.

“Some of the Malay tabloid reporters asked me if I would swear on the Quran (and deny that she’s in the video) and I went, ‘Why?’”

“But I see the point. They want to bring me down and they want to upset me. And I go, ‘Hey, I don’t want to bother’,” she explains. She adds pointedly, “They don’t have any stories to write.”

What, in her opinion, is the No. 1 false rumour written about Nur Fazura?

“That I’m wild. That I’m a party girl. That I created all this publicity just to get people to watch my movies. And there are all my ‘love affairs’ with this guy, that guy. It all makes me look bad,” she fumes.

Er, that’s more than one ? but then, the woman’s got a right to vent a little, we feel.

So, what is the truth about Nur Fazura, then?

“I’m not someone who would go out with all these guys. I’m not arrogant. That (woman in the) porn video isn’t me. I am a simple girl. But people look at me and assume I am this high profile, wild, party girl who goes out with everybody and beats people up all the time,” she says indignantly.

“I am a very private person. I like to stay home. I like to spread lots of fresh white flowers around the place, light scented candles and watch DVDs.”

And no, she says firmly, she is really not seeing anybody.

“I have not found a good guy yet. But I am confident I will. I can tell you, Philip, I really want to start a family. I’m young, I know, but I am aching to have kids,” she confides.

“I want lots of them – I want 11 boys and one girl! Eleven, because I want to start a football team. And the one girl will be Putri, the very spoilt one.”

Explaining her definition of a “good guy,” she says, “I would like an ambitious guy who works hard, somebody who knows what he wants in his life, somebody who likes to watch movies and read books and stuff like that.

“And someone who also likes – sometimes, not every weekend! – to go out and have fun.”

So, that’s Nur Fazura’s version of Nur Fazura. She sounds nice. She comes across as nice during the interview. And yet, there’s all that bad press?.

So we decide to find out what someone who has had to work closely with Nur Fazura thinks of her. We whip out the trusty mobile to track down Gol & Gincu’s co-producer Lina Tan of production company Red Films. (The movie’s other producer is Marina Mahathir, whose company occasionally works with Red Films.)

”The thing in this industry is, when you are female, young and beautiful, people judge you more,” says Tan. “People look at her, she is gorgeous and beautiful, and so people just assume she will also be arrogant – beautiful people have that problem!

“But when you get to know her, she is warm, smart and funny,” says Tan. “And when she commits to a project, she gives it her all. When she was on location, she was very focused. Before shooting, she had done her homework. She knew who Putri was.”

In fact, Tan sees many similarities between Gol & Gincu’s sweet Putri and Nur Fazura: “Our first impression (when they cast Nur Fazura) was, ‘Oh God, she is Putri!’ She is like Putri. She is a nice person who can be naive about the world, but her warm personality is infectious.”

Nur Fazura is also evidently someone who can laugh at herself. In the movie, which was filmed in March, there is a reference to the infamous real life assault incident. Putri and her friend Zie (Rafidah Abdullah) are chatting when Putri says, “You better watch out, if not I will throw my shoes at you.”

Now that’s funny.

The tough cookie

Before our interview on Tuesday, Nur Fazura Sharifuddin declared, “I am going all out, okay. Because this will be my last interview of the year.”

Why?

“Because I am going to rest,” huffs the obviously weary actress. “I’m going to Thailand, then on my umrah, and then London.

“I am done for the year. I made three movies, and I just finished shooting a television drama.”

The petite actress, who currently weighs 43kg, reveals that she lost 8kg because she had an emotional breakdown four months ago. For two months, she cried every night, asking, “Why is this happening to me?”

“My hair started dropping, I had back pain, migraines. I couldn’t sleep well; sometimes, I didn’t sleep at all. I was not eating well,” she relates.

She didn’t realise what she was experiencing until she happened to catch an episode of 3R, TV3’s popular women’s programme (the name stands for “Respect, Relax, Respond”).

“When I turned the TV on, Rafidah (Abdullah, one of three 3R hosts and also a cast member of Gol & Gincu) was saying ‘You might not realise that you are having an emotional breakdown. Hair loss, back pain, migraine and not sleeping and eating well are symptoms of a breakdown,’” Nur Fazura recalls, sounding a little emotional herself.

The programme prompted her to consult her doctor.

“He gave me medicines and vitamins,” she says. “And I went for reflexology and did yoga, I prayed a lot – and that is how I recovered,” she says.

“I can tell you that the past two weeks have been extremely good. I have been eating well. I have been sleeping early. I am a tough cookie.”

Rumours even back then

Nur Fazura Sharifuddin grew up in Pekan, Pahang.

At her co-ed secondary school, she says she only had six close friends – three girls and three boys. “I really did not mix with people. Probably people did not like me because my house was bigger or my family spoke better English,” she explains.

So, how big was her house?

“I do not come from a billion ringgit family,” she says, laughing. Her family is “middle class”, she adds. Her late father, Sharifuddin Adnan, owned a petrol station and other businesses.

Though the now sexy Nur Fazura was not the prettiest girl in her secondary school, the other girls were jealous of her because she got a lot of attention from her teachers. Why?

“I guess because I was cute. I used to wear a tudung and I was fat. But I had rosy cheeks all the time,” she explains. “Rumour spread that my cheeks were rosy because I wore blusher.”

Her father died when she was 16, and she came to live with her grandparents in the Klang Valley.

Late in 2000, after sitting for her SPM, she began earning her own money modelling. She was discovered while eating ice cream and strolling through a KL shopping mall with a bunch of cousins and friends.

Her first commercial break was a Pantene shampoo advertisement in 2001. After that, she gained more exposure as the host of TV2’s Teensworld.

“I received several offers to act, but I wanted to study fashion designing as I wanted to quit the whole glamour thing,” she says.

However, she received an acting offer she couldn’t refuse – “My instincts made me say yes. I always believe in my instincts.”

She should. That was the offer that gave her the lead in Bicara Hati, the 2004 movie for which she won the Malaysian Film Festival’s Most Promising Actress award.

Since then, Nur Fazura’s been working like crazy, releasing three movies this year: Senario XXX and Qaisy dan Laila before Gol & Gincu. And she is the spokes model for Oil of Olay.

Not bad for a small town girl.

Actress sues Malay tabloid over article

30 Aug

Tuesday August 30, 2005

Actress sues Malay tabloid over article

News Update by CECIL FUNG of The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Actress Nur Fazura Sharifuddin filed a libel suit at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Tuesday against the publisher and editor of Mingguan Warta Perdana over an article published by the Malay-language tabloid on May 29.

The article commented on an ongoing case involving Fazura in which she was accused of assaulting a 30-year-old housewife at a pub here.

Fazura, the star of the movie Gol & Gincu, named Perdana Production House Sdn Bhd and Haslinda Hashim as the first and second defendants respectively.

The 22-year-old actress is seeking a public apology from the defendants and RM500,000 in general damages with interest and costs.

http://thestar.com.my/

They want to bring me down

28 Aug

She’s currently riding high with the much talked about movie, Gol & Gincu. But Nur Fazura Sharifuddin’s personal life is mired in the depths of controversy, what with an assault charge and rumours of porn videos of her circulating.

FOR her StarMag photo shoot, Nur Fazura Sharifuddin wore a slinky navy-blue top and an ankle-length skirt – with Adidas futsal shoes.

She is, of course, promoting the Malay teen flick, Gol & Gincu, that revolves around indoor football. The 22-year-old actress plays the lead, Putri.

“Are those the famous high heels?” I ask as she changes from the stilettos in which she arrived to the sports shoes.

“Ha, ha, ha, ha,” she laughs (slightly cynically), and replies, “Of course not.”

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Nur Fazura Sharifuddin as teenager Putri in Gol & Gincu(above).

The famous shoe is the one she used to allegedly assault a woman with in December last year. In May, Nur Fazura claimed trial in a Kuala Lumpur magistrate’s court to an assault charge.

“The evidence is with the police, obviously,” she says of the gold and silver shoe. And, no, she doesn’t want to talk about what happened – “That would be contempt of court!”

“But I have a replacement pair of shoes at home. I got a new pair because I love that style. It was not a Manolo. Thank God it was not one of my Manolos.”

Manolo Blahnik, for the fashion-challenged, is the really expensive haute couture brand beloved of Sex and the City TV character Carrie Bradshaw.

And there you have it: the contradiction that is Nur Fazura. For this lass insists that she’s still a small town girl at heart – she hails from Pekan, Pahang. And yet, she displays a very sophisticated urban taste in not only her footwear but also the image she portrays.

It’s that image that seems to be getting her into hot water. Though she’s a bit of an industry darling, having won the Most Promising Actress award at the Malaysian Film Festival last year for her role in Bicara Hati, the Malay press are not exactly enamoured of Nur Fazura.

When rumours began circulating that the woman in a 10-minute pornographic video clip for mobile phones is her, the press went after her for either confirmation or denial.

“Some of the Malay tabloid reporters asked me if I would swear on the Quran (and deny that she’s in the video) and I went, ‘Why?’”

“But I see the point. They want to bring me down and they want to upset me. And I go, ‘Hey, I don’t want to bother’,” she explains. She adds pointedly, “They don’t have any stories to write.”

What, in her opinion, is the No. 1 false rumour written about Nur Fazura?

“That I’m wild. That I’m a party girl. That I created all this publicity just to get people to watch my movies. And there are all my ‘love affairs’ with this guy, that guy. It all makes me look bad,” she fumes.

Er, that’s more than one ? but then, the woman’s got a right to vent a little, we feel.

So, what is the truth about Nur Fazura, then?

“I’m not someone who would go out with all these guys. I’m not arrogant. That (woman in the) porn video isn’t me. I am a simple girl. But people look at me and assume I am this high profile, wild, party girl who goes out with everybody and beats people up all the time,” she says indignantly.

“I am a very private person. I like to stay home. I like to spread lots of fresh white flowers around the place, light scented candles and watch DVDs.”

And no, she says firmly, she is really not seeing anybody.

“I have not found a good guy yet. But I am confident I will. I can tell you, Philip, I really want to start a family. I’m young, I know, but I am aching to have kids,” she confides.

“I want lots of them – I want 11 boys and one girl! Eleven, because I want to start a football team. And the one girl will be Putri, the very spoilt one.”

Explaining her definition of a “good guy,” she says, “I would like an ambitious guy who works hard, somebody who knows what he wants in his life, somebody who likes to watch movies and read books and stuff like that.

“And someone who also likes – sometimes, not every weekend! – to go out and have fun.”

So, that’s Nur Fazura’s version of Nur Fazura. She sounds nice. She comes across as nice during the interview. And yet, there’s all that bad press?.

So we decide to find out what someone who has had to work closely with Nur Fazura thinks of her. We whip out the trusty mobile to track down Gol & Gincu’s co-producer Lina Tan of production company Red Films. (The movie’s other producer is Marina Mahathir, whose company occasionally works with Red Films.)

”The thing in this industry is, when you are female, young and beautiful, people judge you more,” says Tan. “People look at her, she is gorgeous and beautiful, and so people just assume she will also be arrogant – beautiful people have that problem!

“But when you get to know her, she is warm, smart and funny,” says Tan. “And when she commits to a project, she gives it her all. When she was on location, she was very focused. Before shooting, she had done her homework. She knew who Putri was.”

In fact, Tan sees many similarities between Gol & Gincu’s sweet Putri and Nur Fazura: “Our first impression (when they cast Nur Fazura) was, ‘Oh God, she is Putri!’ She is like Putri. She is a nice person who can be naive about the world, but her warm personality is infectious.”

Nur Fazura is also evidently someone who can laugh at herself. In the movie, which was filmed in March, there is a reference to the infamous real life assault incident. Putri and her friend Zie (Rafidah Abdullah) are chatting when Putri says, “You better watch out, if not I will throw my shoes at you.”

Now that’s funny.

‘Gol & Gincu’ is currently showing in cinemas nationwide.

Trial Date Set For Local Actress

25 Aug

by Gareth Goh

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Nur Fazura with co-star Ashraf Sinclair at the “Gol & Gincu” press preview last July.

Local film actress and star Nur Fazura Sharifuddin has had her trial date set to face a charge of physically assaulting a 30-year-old housewife. Magistrate Mohammed Aimi Zaini Mohammed circled 26 and 27 April of next year for the trial.

Nur Fazura was reported to have harmed housewife Geraldine Mariana Wong at the Barluna Pacific Regency Hotel and Apartments on Jalan Kia Peng at 1:20 am on 19 December last year.

The star of “Qaisy and Laila” and “Gol and Gincu”, which premieres tonight, faces maximum jail time of up to a year or RM 2,000 fine or both if found guilty of the charge against her.

Cinema Online, 9 August 2005

Qaisy and Laila

25 Aug

Qaisy and Laila

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A movie about love. compassion and humanity in a war torn country.

Casts
Jehan Miskin …… Qaisy
Nur Fazura ……… Laila
Umie Aida ………. Dr. Suria
Radhi Khalid ……. Sadiq
Redzuan Hashim .. Dato’
Rahimah Rahim …. Datin
Fahrin Ahmad ….. Arman

Directed by Raja Ahmad Alauddin

Nur Fazura plays Siti Nurlaila, a voluntary worker of from Mercy Malaysia in war-torn Afghanistan who end up forr a relief worker, played by Jehan Miskin.

Nur Fazura was named the Most Promising Actress at the 17th Malaysia Film Festival.

Other movie by Nur Fazura.
Bicara Hati, Senario XXX

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