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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani barred over nude pictures

An Iranian actress who posed nude for a French magazine has been warned not to return home.

Golshifteh Farahani, co-star of the 2008 movie 'Body of Lies' with Leonardo DiCaprio, moved from Iran to Paris a year ago. She appeared nude in the news magazine 'Madame Le Figaro' in protest against the ultra-conservative cultural policies she says restrict Iran's film industry.

"I was told by a Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guide official that Iran does not need any actors or artists and 'you may offer your artistic services somewhere else'," she said.

Some fans praised her courage while others called the photo-shoot indecent.

(© Independent News Service)

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