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Bangladesh disallows Bollywood actor's dance in bid to save dollars

Nora Fatehi, known for her work in the Indian film industry, wasn't granted permission "in view of the global situation and with the aim of maintaining the foreign exchange reserves

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The Bangladesh government denied a Bollywood actor permission to perform at an event in the capital Dhaka in a bid to save dollars as part of austerity measures.
 
Nora Fatehi, known for her work in the Indian film industry, wasn’t granted permission “in view of the global situation and with the aim of maintaining the foreign exchange reserves,” according to a notice issued by Bangladesh’s Ministry of Cultural Affairs on Monday. 
 
Fatehi was scheduled to dance and hand out awards at an event organized by the Women Leadership Corporation.  
 
The ministry referred to the central bank’s restrictions on dollar payments

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First Published: Oct 18 2022 | 12:16 AM IST

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