Oliver Stone may visit Tehran for discussing Ahmadinejad biopic offerDecember 1st, 2007 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
Tehran, December 1 (ANI): Film director Oliver Stone is expected to visit Tehran to discuss with Iranian officials his proposal to make a biopic about President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.
The news has come from Alireza Sajjadpur, the secretary of the Islamic Society of Artists who is regularly consulted by the presidents advisors on art and cultural matters.
Oliver Stone is still interested in making the film, and as I previously said, he has named the project Ahmadinejads Adventures, but to make the film he has to meet Iranian officials in person in Tehran, the Tehran Times quoted him as telling Mehr News Agency on Friday.
We have announced that he has asked for permission to travel to Iran for direct negotiations and to plan the project, he added.
Sajjadpur has made it clear that Stone will have meet the officials in person if he really wants to proceed with his offer, as the Oscar-winners representatives will not be entertained.
We will never enter negotiations with his representative. All talks should be face-to-face with him. He accepted the decision, and he may travel to Iran soon, he said.
Sajjadpur, who is a supporter of the proposal, announced Stones initial request on 28 June.
His stance was criticised by the presidents media advisor Mehdi Kalhor, who said that Sajjadpurs move was an interference in his work.
However, Sajjadpur has now said that Kalhor is not against his comments.
I clearly declare that Mehdi Kalhor has made no protest against my comments. On the contrary, he believes that a cineaste should express his view on the presidents biopic, Sajjadpur explained.
He approves all of the reports announced by me about Stones request, he said. (ANI)
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