Saturday, December 8, 2007

UTV to make a movie on Taslima Nasreen

The controversy surrounding Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has spelt big bucks for her publishers and booksellers and Bollywood too is very keen to cash in on the wave.

If reports are to be believed, UTV is making a film on the life of Taslima.

Rumor has that details of the film have already been finalized and it seems that the actress Tabu has been roped in to play the role of Taslima.

The film is expected to go on the floors by next year and will be a biopic. UTV has done a lot of research on her life before taking the decision to make a film on her life.

Ms Nasreen is no stranger to controversy, having provoked the ire of, among others, Islamic fundamentalists and Bangladeshi nationalists in the past.

She has been threatened with death for her writing - fiction and non-fiction - which some religious Muslims find offensive, arguably more for gender-related reasons than theological ones.

Stay tuned in!

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