Irrfan Khan releases first look of his banned Bangladeshi film

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Irrfan Khan has released the first look of his film “No Bed of Roses” (or “Doob”), which has been which has been banned in Bangladesh.

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The 50-year-old actor, who is also the co-producer, shared the poster of the movie directed by Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki.

“Here’s the poster of Doob …. @EskayMovies #MostofaSarwarFarooki,” tweeted Irrfan.

In the artistic poster, his face can be seen superimposed on the image of green hills and a pathway in between. The poster gives a look of being a canvas painting.

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The film, which is said to be loosely based on late Bangladeshi writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed, hit headlines recently when it got banned in Bangaldesh.

Helmed by Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, the movie is said to be about Ahmed, who divorced his wife of 27 years and married an actress 33 years his junior. But the filmmaker has denied that it’s a biopic.

According to Variety, the film begins with a disclaimer that the film has no resemblance to any real life characters alive or dead.

Irrfan, known for his performance-based roles, had expressed shock at the decision, and said “this is a humane story that deals with complex male and female relationships in a subtle and balanced way. What harm will it cause to the society if seen?”

“No Bed of Roses” is a co-production between Bangladesh’s Jaaz Multimedia and India’s Eskay Movies with Irrfan’s IK Company as co-producer.

Farooki has denied the film is a biopic and is taking matter to court.

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