Film on Taslima Nasrin, Nirbashito to be premiered at Mumbai Film Festival

Mumbai: Well-known Bengali actress Churni Ganguly’s first directorial venture “Nirbashito” will have its world premiere Monday at the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival (MFF).

Inspired by exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin and her cat, the film seeks to convey the message of tolerance.

Churni, who also plays the author in the film, shot it in Kolkata and in Sweden. She says she had showed the script to Taslima who had given her approval.

“I have also shown the film to her and she said I did justice to it. I am happy to be chosen by MFF to bring my film here. This will be the first public screening of the film,” Churni told IANS.

She says people may see it as a controversial topic, but the film is more about tolerance.

“I want viewers to generate opinion about my film. They can express their views on Twitter or the film’s Facebook page,” Churni said.