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Taslima Nasreen has film direction in mind

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Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has said she could turn film director "some day" if she got a "good script".

The 42-year-old exiled writer, who is trying to set up a film club tentatively called "Bhalo Chhabi" or quality films, said it's directing a film that she has in mind.

Nasreen, who arrived in the city that she calls her "second home" about a month ago, said cinema could be a new medium, other than writing, that she could explore as a creative vehicle to reach out to people.

She did not rule out the possibility of turning one of her works into a film.

Already one of her novels is being made into a film. The film rights of her novel "French Lover" have been bought by New Delhi-based Bag Films.

Nasreen said the film club she is trying to set up would be a platform for genuine film lovers to interact on developments in world cinema and where they could watch films from all over the globe.

Her latest visit to the city has been a low-key affair. Nasreen said she was taking a break from travelling and taking out time to catch up with friends in the city.

In January, Nasreen came to the city to release her new book "Sei Sob Andhakar" or Those Dark Days, the fourth in her autobiographical series.

The book dwells on the two months she spent on the run inside Bangladesh after the publication of her first book, "Lajja" or Shame, which made unflattering remarks about Islam.

The writer fled her country in 1994 after "Shame" angered Muslim hard-liners.

She has since lived in Sweden, France, Germany and the United States, and is currently doing research at Harvard University on secularization and woman's emancipation in Islamic countries.

Her works are banned in Bangladesh.

Her previous book "Dwikhandito" or Split into Two was banned by the West Bengal government for allegedly hurting Muslim sentiments and for personal slander.


 
 

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