Irrfan Khan took to Twitter on Thursday to unveil the first poster of his banned Bangladeshi film ‘Doob’ Farooki.Noted fim maker Farooki’s latest directorial venture ‘Doob’ has drawn a widespread controversy in Bangladesh as the director is playing ambiguity over the portrayal of popular literateur Humayun Ahmed and his family in the film.
On one hand, some are alleging that Farooki should have been taken prior permission from the family of Humayun if the film is based on any part of the writter’s life.
There are speculations that the film is said to be loosely based on late Bangladeshi writer-filmmaker Humayun Ahmed., who divorced his wife of 27 years and married an actress 33 years his junior.
However, the filmmaker of ‘Doob’ has denied that it’s a biopic
According to a variety.com report, the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation’s (BFDC) Joint Venture Preview Committee approved the script of the movie on March 8, 2016, after which the film went into production. The completed film was previewed for the BFDC on February 12, 2017, and received a NOC on February 15.
But just a day later, the BFDC sent the production house a letter stating that the certificate had been cancelled due to a letter from the Bangladesh Information Ministry.
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?”
However, both of them said that if ‘Doob’ is a biopic of Humayun Ahmed, Farooki should have taken formal permission from his family members.
Quoting Farooki popular English newspaper The Daily Star said “We grew up in Humayun Ahmed’s aura; his life, his happiness and struggles had affected all of us. Anyone can make a film inspired by that. If I made a factual biopic then the question of meeting his family and permissions would come. I did not do that. I am not even saying it is inspired by him. You have to go watch the film to see what it is.”
‘Doob -No Bed of Roses’ is jointly produced by Bangladesh’s Jaaz Multimedia and India’s Eskay Movies along with Irrfan’s IK Company.