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Is Ananta Jalil’s next film set in Iran?

  • Published at 05:37 pm June 20th, 2018
Ananta Jalil, Alireza Tabesh
Farabi Cinema Foundation director Alireza Tabesh (L) and Bangladeshi producer Ananta Jalil meet in Tehran on June 18, 2018 Farabi Cinema Foundation

The Bangladeshi film star is looking to work with the Farabi Cinema Foundation, the central film regulatory body in Iran

Bangladeshi actor, director and producer Ananta Jalil met with Iranian film mogul Alireza Tabesh in Tehran on Monday to discuss his next film.

The Bangladeshi film star is looking to work with the Farabi Cinema Foundation, the central film regulatory body in Iran.

During the meeting, Jalil discussed his plans to invest in a film about peace in Islam, according to a press release.

“It is a great pleasure that you have focused on today’s topic of the world. The world cinema and the cinema of the region need to produce films on such topics,” said Tabesh, who is the managing director of the Farabi Cinema Foundation.

“We are also interested in producing a joint production between Iran and Bangladesh, but the first stage is to write a screenplay which satisfies both sides,” he added.

Tabesh also noted that both countries enjoy an extensive population with great fans for cinema, and that the cinema of the two countries can meet the needs of the world and regional markets.

Jalil said that he is planning to make a film that depicts the real Islam to the world: “I have brought my ideas and thoughts to Iran to make them into a film. Many Muslims suffer in Syria and Yemen while Islam is the religion of peace and friendship.”

However, he stated that he plans on shooting the entire film in Iran to portray its natural beauty and people to the world.