MADHUR BHANDARKAR FEELS SORRY FOR THE MAKERS OF NO BED OF ROSES
National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, (above) whose film Calendar Girls (2015) faced the heat in Pakistan, empathises with the makers of No Bed of Roses which has been banned in Bangladesh. It stars and is co-produced by actor Irrfan Khan.
“We’re talking about liberalisation, freedom of speech and the world having changed so much. Irrfan is a talented actor and he has the same amount of fan following in Bangladesh as in India,” he said, adding, “I feel very sorry for Irrfan and the filmmakers, including director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, to face such a ban.”
No Bed of Roses is said to be loosely based on late Bangladeshi writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed, who divorced his wife of 27 years and married an actor 33 years junior to him. But the filmmaker has denied that it's a biopic. “I am against films getting banned, especially after the censors pass it,” he added.