Yuri Mrakadi charged with breaking contract to appear in 2003 film because he didn

Members of artistic associations tried to mediate between Yuri and Mai to try and resolve the dispute, but Mai refused the negotiations, insisting the singer had wronged him.

 After trying in vain to convince Yuri he would not be type-cast as a Jew for playing a role in a film. Mai accepted the decision and replaced him with actor Ahmad Haroun.