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Golshifteh Farahani goes nude like Veena Malik; gets banned

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Pakistani actress Veena Malik had caused an outrage when she posed nude with an ISI tattoo on her arm for the Indian edition of FHM magazine. Following her footsteps, Paris-based Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani has allegedly been banned from returning to her homeland after posing nude for a French magazine.

The Telegraph from Britain has reported that Iranian government officials have informed the 29-year-old Golshifteh Farahani that she is no longer welcome in Iran after posing naked for Madame Le Figaro magazine, an act perceived to be anti-Islam.


Speaking about the Iranian government's decision, Golshifteh told the Telegraph, “I was told by a Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guide official that Iran does not need any actors or artists. You may offer your artistic services somewhere else."

“The idea that a woman can demand her freedom of expression through a shock of nudity is not new to the world, but continues to spark the ire of both conservatives and liberals alike. Terming it anti-Islam, blasphemy or issuing fatwas could be far from the solution," says Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar. The well-known publicist has also been credited for Veena Malik"s entry into the Indian entertainment industry through Bigg Boss, following a controversy with his then PR client Neetu Chandra.

In the recent past, Golshifteh has appeared topless in a short black-and-white film Corps et mes, meaning Bodies and Souls. She also starred along with Leonardo Di Caprio in the Hollywood film Body of Lies, as a nurse who helps an injured American secret agent to recover and carry out his mission in a Muslim country.

Farahani moved to France after being criticized in 2008 for failing to wear a veil at an Academy Awards ceremony. Recently, she also sparked controversy by posting a bare-chested photo of herself on her Facebook page.

Topics: veena malik, golshifteh farahani
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