Angelina Jolie banned from Filming a Love Story Movie in Bosnia

By on Oct 15, 2010 in Entertainment, Movies Comments

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie was reportedly being banned from filming a love story movie in Bosnia.

According to international news sites, Angelina Jolie was banned by a Bosnian government official from shooting her directorial debut film in Bosnia after a local women’s group launched a formal protest.

The group, Women Victims of War was said to be opposed with Angelina Jolie’s project saying that the supposed movie content might not be good for viewing.

The film, whose title has not yet been announced publicly, was reportedly about a Serbian soldier who raped a Bosnian Muslim but eventually fall in love with her.

Bakira Hasecic, president of the women’s group told the local media that the rape scene of the film might add pain to their previous experiences during the Bosnian war.

Meanwhile, Bosnia’s Federal Ministry of Culture Minister Grahovac, who canceled the permit on Wednesday was reported to have said that ‘a permit will only be given if they will the script and the story will not insult the Bosnian women who have been victims of war’.

On the other hand, the 35-year old star of Salt reportedly wrote to the women’s group last week assuring them that the said film will not degrade the Bosnian women, reports said.

In addition, Scout Film, the movie’s production company has now sent a copy of the script to the Federal Ministry of Bosnia, according to BBC News.

Angelina Jolie, who happens to be UN’s refugee agency goodwill ambassador, also said that ‘the film is only a love story, and should not be judged unless people will see it’.

The Oscar-winning actress, who apparently will not star in her own film, has only chosen local actors including Bosnian actress Zana Marjanovic.



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