Now Qatar to Produce Film on Prophet Mohammad

SRINAGAR: A Doha-based media company has planned to make a 1 billion dollar epic movie based on the life and teachings of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh).

The firm named Al Noor Holding is hiring a Hollywood director Barrie M. Osborne to make the film which it says is endorsed by Islamic scholars, including Yusuf Al Qaradawi, the Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.

It said the film would be in seven parts and would be produced according to the highest international standards using the most sophisticated technical and audio-visual systems, Gulf News reports.

The company said that the team of experts has finished writing the scenario after overcoming a series of artistic and dramatic challenges.

“We are aware of the fact that this (film) is a difficult and a challenging task,” Al Noor Holding said in September.

Qatar move comes amid reports that the mega film directed by internationally acclaimed Iranian director Majid Majidi on life of Prophet of Islam is almost complete.

The movie, which cost over 30 million dollars – the highest budget spent on a film in Iran in the past two years – is a three part historical epic that narrates the prophet of Islam’s childhood, specifically before he was 12 years old, that before the revelation, and his life after revelation and the spread of Islam.

Apart from media shenanigans, ‘Prophet Mohammed’ proved crucial in providing solace to hearts in the Muslim world, damaged by the desecration of the Prophet Mohammed by a fanatic American filmmaker.

Iranian news agency Mehr crticising the Qatari decision to rope in Hollywood for making the film on Prophet of Islam, said, “With the historical representation Iran made ‘ Prophet Mohammed’ in its post-production stages, some Arab countries and Hollywood have launched the production of a movie on the Prophet to bring the rivalry of Iran and Arab countries to a new spectacular high”. KO Monitoring Desk

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