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Dhaka, Thursday   29 October 2020

Faria gets furious after director offers ‘pornographic script’

 Entertainment Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:02 PM, 22 September 2020   Updated: 05:06 PM, 22 September 2020

Model, actress Faria Shahrin

Model, actress Faria Shahrin

Nowadays web series are conquering global online platforms with outstanding scripts and stories. But that image is totally opposite in Bangladesh – where domestic web series has become the issue of criticism with ‘pornographic scenes’. The issue came up again after an actress’s displeasure with scripts.

Recently, a director (reluctant to disclose name) came to model-actress Faria Shahrin’s house with an offer of a ‘pornographic script’ for the web series. After reading the script, the actress became furious, expressed her displeasure on social media. Anyone who reads this will understand how indecent the script is! 

Faria Shahrin posted two parts of the script on Facebook, wrote, “I have received an offer for a web series. I was reading the screenplay very carefully. Although I was having a negative thought, at least I didn’t expect that.  But when I read it, I saw it was very dirty.”

She further writes, “Just looking at the language of the script makes my head spin. Why this situation in our country? Does web series mean to go for undress? Perversity – must do filth in front of the camera?”

“This screenplay is full of drugs, prostitution, and sex! Since it is not possible to give the whole script, I gave only two parts,” she added.

Photo collected from Facebook

However, Faria did not say which producer or director had sent her the script. However, the issue has given rise to a lot of discussion in the showbiz. Where the court has declared against the display of obscenity and sex in the web series, many have been surprised and disappointed to see such screenplays.

Web series debate started from this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr. The web series titled ‘August 14’, ‘Sadarghater Tiger’, ‘Boomerang’ aired on the web platform contains some pornography and indecent scenes as well as obscene and inaudible dialogues. Since then, the cultural arena of the country has been vocal about the issue.