Three days after the release of the trailer for Hansan Mehta’s controversial Bollywood film Faraz, Ruba Ahmed, the mother of Abinta Kabir, who was killed by militants in the Holi Artisan attack on July 1, 2016, announced Faraz Ayaz Hossain. Alongside Tarishi Jain and Ishrat Akhond, among others, said they were against the release of the film and were trying to stop it from showing in Bangladesh.
Ahmed, who is already battling a legal battle in the Delhi High Court with Tarisi Jain’s mother to delay the release of ‘Faraaz’, which is set to hit theaters in India on February 3, said at Abinta on Thursday. He spoke at a press conference at the Kabir Foundation. The filmmaker violated privacy and made the film without proper consent.
“Over the past six years, I have been dealing with the great pain of losing my only daughter, Abinta Kabir, who died in that horrific incident. When we first learned of the plans, we sent him a letter and he replied that he respected my decision and would not continue with the film.
She said she was shocked to discover a poster for “Farrah’s” and realized that the filmmakers hadn’t stopped making the film. We reached out to Hansal Mehta, director of Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, to ask about the project.
“When I asked him why he gave him the rights to make the film, when the incident happened in Bangladesh and was made in Bollywood, he replied that he wanted to draw attention to violence through the film. My question is that between 2016 and 2023 there have been a number of terrorist attacks in India, why can’t we make a movie based on the events that happened in India?”
Ruba Ahmed said of his concerns about the film: However, as the name suggests, the emphasis is definitely on his one character in the film. The filmmakers didn’t directly observe the incident, so how could the film portray only one of them as a hero?”
“In this movie, they renamed Abinta to Ayesha, Tarishi to Tari and I was also portrayed as Rabeya. , how did they get the right to violate and violate our privacy?” she asked.
At the press conference, she was also asked about Mostfa Sawar Farooqi’s controversial film ‘Shonibal Bikel’ (Saturday Afternoon), which has been fictionalized in the same incident and has been fighting the Bangladesh Film Censorship Board since 2019. A legal notice has been received and has been sent back to me. The decision to proceed with the film is entirely up to the Bangladesh government and censorship board.
“I don’t want anyone to imagine the pain of watching your daughter’s final moments on the silver screen. It should not be screened on any other OTT platform,” Ruba Ahmed said at a press conference.
Produced by T-Series and Benaras Media Works, ‘Faraaz’ features an ensemble cast of six newcomers including Zahan Kapoor, grandson of legendary Indian actor Shashi Kapoor, and marks the Bollywood debut of the title character. I’m here. The film premiered at his BFI London Film Festival on October 15th last year.
The release date has been finalized after the Delhi High Court recently denied stay for release in a lawsuit filed by the mother of Abinta Kabir and Talisi Jain. will go to the Supreme Court of India,” said Ruba Ahmed.
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