"There are no more complications with her visit to Bangladesh.”
Nora Fatehi will be travelling to Bangladesh on November 18, 2022, to shoot a documentary.
This comes after months of speculation and complications surrounding a potential visit to the country.
But Nora will not be going to grace the stage with her incredible performances.
Instead, she will be filming a documentary titled Women Empowerment in Bangladesh.
Israt Jahan Maria, President of Women Leadership Corporation, said:
“Many attempts were taken to bring Nora Fatehi here.
“Finally, it is happening. There are no more complications with her visit to Bangladesh.”
However, she did not confirm whether Nora would actually come to Dhaka to only shoot the documentary or would also participate in the pre-planned Women Entrepreneurship Award ceremony.
In September 2022, the Ministry of Culture rejected permission for Nora Fatehi’s scheduled arrival in Dhaka in mid-December to perform at an award ceremony.
Nora Fatehi was set to dance to the tunes of Bollywood songs in Dhaka.
But her performance was not allowed by the Bangladesh government, making the organisers panic and leaving her fans upset.
Nora, known for her item songs in Bollywood films, was not allowed to perform in Dhaka as a part of the Bangladeshi government’s broader austerity measures to “save dollars” amid depleting foreign reserves.
A notice stated that Nora was not granted permission “in view of the global situation and with the aim of maintaining the foreign exchange reserves”.
But following the challenges, Nora has been given permission to travel to Bangladesh.
On November 7, 2022, the Ministry of Information published a letter which contained permission for Nora’s arrival.
Women Empowerment in Bangladesh will be produced under the initiative of the Women Leadership Corporation.
She will be staying in Dhaka just to film the documentary.
The letter, signed by Mohammad Saiful Islam, Deputy Secretary of the Information Ministry, also stated that Nora Fatehi will not be able to participate in any other program or event outside of filming.
Moreover, the documentary has to be reviewed by the Bangladesh Film Censor Board before it is released.
It also said that any action taken by the government will be final if the organisers violate the conditions.
Nora is a notable dancer in Bollywood known for her dance performances to songs like ‘Saki Saki’ and ‘Kusu Kusu’.