In an interview with Sobh-e Now, the Iranian director Shahram Asadi talks about Turkey’s plans to claim possession of famous Persian poet, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, including their ongoing plan to produce a film about his life with Hollywood’s help.
1000 Persian-speaking poets and literati signed a statement, entitled “Rumi Is a Poet from Balkh to Konya”, to voice their objection to a recent move by Iran and Turkey to jointly register the book Masnavi by the renowned poet Rumi in UNESCO, ignoring his birthplace Afghanistan.
The film is estimated to carry a cost of $5-6 million. Turkey says it can cover $3-4 million of the project and expects the Iranian side to pick up the rest of the tab.
Artists should make the most of the trust that people have placed in them, said Shahram Nazeri.
Seyyed Hassan Khomeini says the first thing society can do to march toward goodness is to let go of grudges.