She keeps her­self busy to move on from con­tro­ver­sies,

New Straits Times - - Entertainment - TAHIR ALHAMZAH writes

THEY say bad pub­lic­ity is good pub­lic­ity. But, to young ac­tress Ruhainies, who started act­ing less than a cou­ple of years ago, she would pre­fer to avoid con­tro­ver­sies.

Hav­ing ex­pe­ri­enced two con­tro­ver­sies, the 24-year-old star­let said such pub­lic­ity did not au­gur well for her.

In April last year, Ruhainies was re­ported to have had a tiff with fel­low ac­tress Janna Nick on so­cial me­dia, which also saw di­rec­tor Michael Ang’s name dragged into it.

Three months later, she found her­self in a scan­dal in­volv­ing singer Adira’s hus­band, Datuk Seri Ad­nan Abu, or Datuk Red.

And, just like that, Ruhainies, whose full name is Nur Ruhainies Fare­hah Zainul Ilyas, be­came the talk of lo­cal en­ter­tain­ment watch­ers, el­e­vat­ing her pop­u­lar­ity fur­ther.

Not one to let an op­por­tu­nity slip by, Ruhainies worked around her new-found fame and im­proved her act­ing chops.

Since then, the Kepala Batas­born, who is ac­tress Nur Ris­teena Mu­nim’s younger sis­ter, has been get­ting many act­ing jobs.

“My fo­cus is work. Since I am new, there’s so much to learn and im­prove. I have to put those con­tro­ver­sies be­hind me.

“Keep­ing my­self busy with work is the best way to move for­ward,” she said after the sign­ing of an agree­ment be­tween lo­cal beauty prod­uct Can­tik Dara and pro­duc­tion house Spek­tra Se­lasih Sdn Bhd at Restoran Re­bung Chef Is­mail in Ta­man Botani Per­dana, Kuala Lumpur, re­cently.

Un­der the agree­ment, Can­tik Dara, founded by Nur­rul Sayang Rah­mat, will be spon­sor­ing the pro­mo­tion of Spek­tra Se­lasih’s up­com­ing film, Jibam, which is set for re­lease in Septem­ber.

Ruhainies, who is also the face of Can­tik Dara’s cos­met­ics range, has just wrapped up film­ing an 11-episode tele­vi­sion drama se­ries, Menantu Bi­lal, to be aired on TV3 dur­ing Ra­madan.

It also stars Chacha Maem­bong, Nazeera Sardi and Amar Asyraf.

She will soon act in drama se­ries Jas­min, in which she plays the tit­u­lar role.

The 13-episode drama, pro­duced by Jalena Re­jab for TV3, will see her play a woman who suf­fers when her fi­ance dies.

“I am ex­pect­ing a lot of emo­tional scenes, some­thing dif­fer­ent from the roles I’ve played pre­vi­ously. There will be a lot of cry­ing from me.”

In Jas­min, her lead­ing man is Azrel Is­mail, with whom she was re­ported to be ro­man­ti­cal­lylinked to.

This marks their sec­ond out­ing as on­screen cou­ple, after last year’s TV3 drama, Menantu Ting Tong.

“We got to know each othon er the set of Hyp­pTV’s 2015 drama, Si Mon­tel, in which Azrel played the hero. We’ve been close friends ever since. Noth­ing more than that,” she in­sisted.

After Jas­min, Ruhainies will fly to Europe to film Zeel Pro­duc­tion’s drama se­ries, Kelip-kelip Kota Lon­don, and tele­movie Cikgu Dina Pakai Prada Ke Paris (a se­quel to last year’s com­edy te lemovie, Cikgu Dina Pakai Prada).


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