Prominent Egyptian actor Omar Sharif lost his temper at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Qatar and slapped a female fan right on the red carpet as she tried to take a photograph with him.
The 79-year-old actor – who was nominated for an Oscar in 1962 for his role in “Lawrence of Arabia” – lashed out at the woman in Arabic telling her: “My dear!” before slapping her. “I told you come back later! I just said that and you’re standing here. Put something in your brain!”
Moments later Sharif turned and said “sorry” before the woman smiled and posed with him for a photo as if nothing had happened.
It was not clear from the video if Sharif’s hand came in contact with the woman’s face, but one reporter who was at the scene tweeted: “Omar Sharif just hit a woman. Very stupidly, in front of a camera.”