Travel ban for Iranian actress was only a 'rumour,' says colleague
CBC News

The travel ban on actress Golshifteh Farahani reported in Iran last week was simply a rumour, and the star has departed for a trip to the U.S., a colleague told the Fars news agency.  "This trip took place last Thursday and she has gone to the United States on a personal visit," casting director Mohammad Reza Sharifinia, who has worked with Farahani, told Fars, according to Agence France-Presse.  A week ago, Iran's official news agency IRNA reported that the 25-year-old actress was stopped by authorities at a Tehran airport while en route to the U.S. to discuss a new film role, citing an unnamed government official.  "These are all rumours and her trip proves these rumours wrong," Sharifinia said.  The IRNA report made headlines around the world and the purported ban sparked criticism in some Iranian newspaper editorials as well.

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