The Egyptian TV presenter and actor Karim Kojak pointed that he considers himself "a presenter in the first place" and only a "beginner actor," despite having presented several programmes which conquered both the critics and the audience, the last of which "Adam" series. Kojak is currently very active on the artistic front as he is working on two series to be aired the coming Ramadan, called "Imam Al-Ghazali" and "Salasel Al Dam" ("Blood lines.")
The presenter told 'Arabstoday' about his role in "Imma AL-Ghazaly": "I am playing the role of 'Ahmed bin Atash' who belongs to a tribe called 'Assassins,' which has a considerable influence in the early days of Islam, always seeking to gain power and raising conflicts. The series tells the story of Imam Ghazali, who is given the title of "Hojjatoleslam" (proof of Islam), and he is one of the greatest theologians of "Sunnis" and lived from (AH 450- 505). He wrote a book called "Distinguishing the Difference between Islam and Heresy" presenting certain important issues regarding the way of thinking of a Muslim man towards a Muslim man," he explains.
The Egyptian artist said he is very happy to work in the series, which includes a group of artists like Mohamed Riad, Mirna Walid, Ahmed Wafik, Ahmed Khalil, Mahmoud Al-Gendi, and the director Ibrahim El Shawady, pointing that the scene will be set in the governorate of Marsa Matruh and the New Valley and some of the Arab countries where Imam Ghazli lived in.
About "Blood line", Kojak said that he is happy with his role, and that he is glad to work with a group of avant-garde artists as well, like Abla Kamel, Riad Al-Kholi, Mai Selim, written by Magdy Saber and directed by Mustafa Al-Shal, pointing that he will play the role of "Ahmed" from Upper Egypt, an Arabic teacher, fighting injustice in his small village in Sohag.
Being told that most of drama works focus on the revolution, the Egyptian artists said: "on the contrary, I cannot see the drama is able to vary, as there are successful comedies which didn't address the Revolution at all. Perhaps 'Adam' is the only series that directly talked about the Revolution, however, other works addressing injustice and corruption issues are from the author's imagination inspired by what is happening around him."
Regarding the possibility of rebroadcasting "Ana we Al Madam" (Me and My Wife), the programme he presented with his wife Sherine Al-Shayeb, also a TV presenter , he said "the rebroadcasting the programme has not been decided yet. However, I am still considering some other offers. The media scene is very concerned with political programmes more than with social programmes, despite the audience asks for them. As for the social programme, it is borader and includes a dream team consisting of experts. It is directed towards helping others in solving their problems and entertainment purposes, in addition to handling political, social and other issues in a nice way...all of us exerted a lot of efforts to present a new and different way of talk shows," he said.