Leaked document shows censored scenes from Doob

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Doob stars Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, Kolkata’s Parno Mittra, Bangladesh’s Nusrat Imrose Tisha and Rokeya Prachy among others.

Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s much-talked about drama film Doob: No Bed of Roses was permitted to release with a cut of five scenes. At least, a leaked document circulated by an unknown source on September 14 through Facebook claims so, reports Dhaka Tribune.

According to the leaked document, the scene showing Saberi changing her shoes with Nitu’s has been barred along with the dialogues. Another incised scene involved Jaber Hasan, in which he orders a driver to take him to Gajipur.

The scene of Jaber Hasan’s infant son sitting beside his dead body was also cut. A part of Jaber Hasan’s daughter Saberi’s conversation with her uncle was also incised. Along with these, a few scenes, along with the dialogues after the dead body of Jaber Hasan is being taken away in an ambulance was also cut. The total duration of the incised scenes was 2 minutes and 25 seconds.

However, drawing the months of speculations and disputes to a close, the film Doob: No Bed of Roses has finally received the censor board’s nod on August 7 with some adjustments to the original version previously submitted. The film is all set to have a wide release on October 27 in both Bangladesh and India. Meanwhile, the producers have also decided to go for a limited release on September 15, which would make the film qualified for submission under the foreign language category at the Academy Awards.

The controversy began with the cancellation of the “No Objection Certificate” by the censor board of Bangladesh for the movie Doob: No bed of roses, based on allegations brought up by Meher Afroz Shaon, late Humayun Ahmed’s wife. Shaon said that the content might turn out to be harmful for the late writer’s image.

Farooki has repeatedly said that this film is not based on the legendary writer of Bangladesh. However, a renowned journalist from Kolkata said that the director had previously confirmed him that the movie is related to Humayun Ahmed’s life.

However, the movie, starring Irrfan Khan, has already started to garner critical acclaim from critics abroad. The film has also premièred at the Shanghai Film Festival, and was also screened at the 39th Moscow International Film Festival where it was honoured with the prestigious Kommersant award.

The film has been produced by Abdul Aziz and Irrfan Khan under the banner of Jaaz Multimedia and Irrfan Khan Films. Doob stars Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, Kolkata’s Parno Mittra, Bangladesh’s Nusrat Imrose Tisha and Rokeya Prachy among others.

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