The first poster of Irrfan Khan’s No Bed Of Roses was unveiled by the actor today on social media. The Bangladeshi movie has been ironically banned in the country. In the intriguing poster of the film, Irrfan’s face has been built on a terrain of hills and trees. The actor tweeted, “Here’s the poster of Doob Eskay Movies Most of a Sarwar Farooki.” Irrfan Khan is also one of the producers of the film.
It is said the film is loosely based on the life of late Bangladeshi writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed. Helmed by Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, the movie is said to be about Ahmed, who divorced his wife of 27 years and married an actress 33 years his junior. But the filmmaker has denied that it’s a biopic.
According to a report in Variety.com, 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 No Objection Certificate on February 15.
But after these formalities, the BDFC sent a letter to the production house a day later saying the certificate has been cancelled. The letter read the decision was taken by Bangladesh Information Ministry.
On learning about the incident, Irrfan had expressed shock. He had 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?”
— Irrfan (@irrfank) February 23, 2017
No Bed of Roses is a co-production of Bangladesh’s Jaaz Multimedia and India’s Eskay Movies with Irrfan’s IK Company as co-producer.