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Laden's niece a US star

The show is based on Wafah Dufour's life as an aspiring singer and musician.

india Updated: Mar 12, 2006 12:48 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Osama bin Laden and USA may be the biggest enemies, but Osama's niece is all set to star in a US-based TV show based on her life.

Wafah Dufour, an aspiring singer and musician is the daughter of Osama's half-brother Yeslam bin Laden. Her mother, Carmen Dufour Bin Ladin, is the author of Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia.

Born in California but raised from the ages of three to 10 by the bin Laden family in Saudi Arabia, Dufour has been on a media blitz recently complaining about prejudice against her because of family ties to her notorious uncle whom she has never met.

Last year, Dufour posed for pictures in a magazine that included her posing in a bubble bath wearing nothing but a necklace.

"Her story will bridge the gap that people feel exists between the cultures she has lived in," said ReganMedia president Judith Regan, who is producing the series.

"She is also a young woman who falls in love, has her heart broken, worries about her looks, doesn't always listen to her mother, and hasn't spoken to her father in years," Regan said Friday.

First Published: Mar 11, 2006 11:38 IST