‘Film directors backtracked from making film on me’

Taslima Nasreen on Thursday claimed that three Bengali directors who had planned films on her life and novels have pulled out,a day after the official launch of her new book at the Kolkata Book Fair was forced to be cancelled.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Kolkata | Published:February 3, 2012 3:31 am

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Thursday claimed that three Bengali directors who had planned films on her life and novels have pulled out,a day after the official launch of her new book at the Kolkata Book Fair was forced to be cancelled.

“The contracts were signed. But the directors have suddenly fallen silent,“ Taslima said on proposed biopic on her life and films on two novels ‘Shodh’ (Revenge) and ‘Nimontron’ (Invitation). “I do not know what has happened to them. Who has asked them not to make the films?” she asked. The directors may have come under some pressure.

The author did not say who may have put pressure on the directors. The new book’s publishers meanwhile claimed that the seventh part of Taslima’s autobiography ‘Nirbasan’(Exile) is selling at a brisk pace. Its official release was forced to be cancelled by the Fair organisers yesterday following protests from fundamentalists. It was subsequently brought out in protest outside the venue fixed for the release after organisers cited security concerns.

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