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Tamil Nadu: Islamic Organisations Oppose 'Farhana'- A Film Centred On A Muslim Woman; Police Deployed Outside Home Of Actress Aishwarya Rajesh

Swarajya Staff

May 16, 2023, 08:54 AM | Updated 08:54 AM IST

Farhana movie
Farhana movie

Amidst a row over the recently released Tamil film, 'Farhana' which is centred around a Muslim woman who joins a call centre to financially support her family, police personnel have been deployed outside the home of the movie's lead actress Aishwarya Rajesh.

The woman later realises that she has been brought into a phone sex chat industry. She also develops a connection with one of the callers and agrees to meet in person.

Islamic organisations have called for a ban on the film, saying that it is insulting to their religion. Indian National League (INL) leader Tada J Abdul Rahim filed a complaint against the movie with the Chennai police commissioner.

A show of the film at a theatre in Thiruvarur was cancelled on 12 May after protests by the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazahagam (TMMK).

Actress Aishwarya Rajesh and the producers Dream Warrior Pictures have stated that they did not intend to hurt any religion.

The protest against the film comes after theatre owners in the state decided to cancel shows of 'The Kerala Story' after protests outside theatres by Islamist groups.

Also Read: ‘The Kerala Story’ Shows Cancelled In Multiplexes Across Tamil Nadu Amid Threats From Islamic Groups And Political Parties

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