Under Iranian law, film and video footage must be supported by additional evidence or a confession.If the actress (or another woman) were to have been charged and convicted, the punishment could have been severe.In 2009, news outlets began reporting the arrest of suspects under this law, so presumably it has been approved.
In an interview with the Guardian UK, she said, "I watched the film after I heard about the fuss from colleagues and the girl in it is not me.
I admit there are some similarities to the character I played in Narges.
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The so-called Iranian sex tape scandal involves the public outcry and judicial proceedings against Zahra Amir Ebrahimi, an actress who appeared in the soap opera Nargess, and an associate producer, accused of appearing together in an explicit sex tape, allegedly filmed for private consumption with a camcorder, a serious crime under Iranian law.
The film's director, Mojataba Raei, has reportedly refused to re-shoot Ebrahimi's scenes.
For a time Ebrahimi was rumored to have attempted suicide because of all the negative media attention after her police interrogation.One of them, Journey to Hidalou was reviewed for compliance with Islamic law by Javad Shamaqdari, Iran's deputy culture minister for film.He said that the film was a good one, but could not be released with Ebrahimi in it, and suggested that her scenes be re-shot with a different actress.The case served as a catalyst to prompt the lower house of the Parliament of Iran to pass a bill making the production of sexually explicit media, even for private consumption, an offense punishable by death.The man who admitted to his role in the tape is an assistant film producer who was engaged to an Iranian soap opera actress at the time, whom he claimed is the woman in the tape.Under the precepts of Shi'a Islam, sex during temporary marriage is permitted. An Iranian judiciary official was quoted as saying: "It depends on finding out whether she had a deliberate role in the case ...