Saturday, January 21, 2012
Iranian Actress Golshifteh Farahani exiled for nude photoshoot
Golshifteh Farahani (28), a Popular Paris based Iranian actress who started her career in theater at the age of six and acted in her first film at fourteen, is banned from entering her Mother land country for posing nude for a photo-shoot for a French Magazine.
She took inspiration from the controversial Pakistani actress Veena Malik who had caused an outrage when she posed nude with an ISI tattoo on her arm for the Indian edition of FHM magazine. It was then that even her father had publicly denounced and strongly condemned her naked posing. Though Veena Malik later tendered an apology for her stripping act, she has offered to act nude for any Hollywood films, provided she is given a chance.
According to Farahani, she stripped to be shot naked in the French news magazine by name 'Madame Le Figaro' in protest against the ultra-conservative cultural policies, that are restricting Iran's film and entertainment industry by the government.
Though the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guide officials told her that Iran does not need any actors or artists, she got praise from a large number of fans and people supporting liberty world-wide for her courage in tackling a taboo subject among Muslim women.