Golshifteh Farahani Banned

February 7, 2012 by staff 

Golshifteh Farahani Banned, An Iranian actress has been ‘banned’ from her homeland after posing n*ked for a French magazine to protest against limits placed on her country’s cinema industry, according to reports.

Golshifteh Farahani is pictured covering her breasts with her hands in an article published by Madame Le Figaro magazine.

And now she has reportedly told of how the Iranian government have told her that she is not welcome back home.

“I was told by a Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guide official that Iran does not need any actors or artists,” reports the 28-year-old as saying.

“You may offer your artistic services somewhere else.”

The actress, now based in Paris, left Iran last year in protest against restrictive codes of conduct that the Iranian cinema industry has to adhere to under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s cultural policies.

Winner of the most prestigious award given by Iran’s Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran-born Golshifteh has appeared in many of the films made by Asghar Farhadi, director of A Separation which is nominated for an Oscar this year.

The row coincides with a government crackdown on domestic film which has seen the House of Cinema institute in Tehran shut down.

Farahani has previously appeared along Leonardo DiCaprio in Body of Lies as a nurse who helps an injured American spy to recover in order to carry out his mission in an Islamic country.

Fans of the actress on Facebook have reacted to her n*de stand with polarised views, with some echoing disapproval similar to that expressed during the FHM India Veena Malik n*de pose storm – but also with some applauding Farahani’s actions.

“The world needs more women like you… Do not be defeated by the oppressors and women haters who pervert religion for their own gain… Women: unite!!,” commented one Facebook user.

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