ACTOR Idan Aedan has added another feather to his acting cap when he became the first local to star in an international series for Netflix, reported Utusan Malaysia.

The 18-year-old, whose real name is Muhammad Shahidan Abdullah, will be featured in a 13-episode series “Mr. Midnight: Beware The Monsters” which was filmed in Batam, Indonesia, and Singapore in mid-2021.Idan: Working with an international production is one of my dreams.Idan: Working with an international production is one of my dreams.

Idan was entrusted with the lead role of Tyar.

Idan, who was 17 years old when the series was made, said that he was grateful for the opportunity.

“It is not easy for local actors to be given such an opportunity. Working with an international production is one of my dreams.

“Not to mention, being able to act in a production of my favourite genre, which is horror.

“I didn’t expect this opportunity to come so quickly,” said Idan, adding he was excited to work with three great directors and actors from abroad such as Tony Tilse, Sean Oliver and Yee-Wei Chai.

> A women was overcome with emotion as she took on her mother’s role during her younger brother’s engagement, Harian Metro reported.

Nuraqila Syamila Ismail, 28, shed tears thinking of her late mother Khalidah Za’aba when she put a ring on the finger of her younger brother’s fiancée.

Even sadder, the ceremony took place without their late father, Ismail Abd Mutalib, who died of a heart attack in April last year.

Nuraqila Syamila said with their mother gone, she took on the duty to present the ring at her brother’s engagement as she was the eldest in the family.

Her mother died in 2014 due to low blood pressure.

> Malaysian actress Nadiyah Shahab has assured her fans that she is not leaving the world of acting for good, but is taking it slow to help her husband expand their business, Kosmo! reported.

Nadiyah, 31, said the decision was made because she did not want her husband, Ben Ali, to manage the business by himself without doing her part.

“My husband does not stop me from acting. It’s just that sometimes my husband voiced out that he is the only one who has to manage a lot of other work.

“It’s not fair for me to leave Ben alone to manage the business we’ve built together over the years,“ she said.

Nadiyah explained that their company organises events.

Nadiyah whose real name is Sharifah Nadiyah Syed Fuad Al Shahab, married Ben in Singapore on Nov 10, 2018.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ‘ >’sign, it denotes a separate news item.