Why Iranians are turning against Leonardo DiCaprio — Al Monitor com | In Hollywood new film he plays Rumi role has sparked an outcry among Iranians

Leonardo DiCaprio (R), seen arriving at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on March 2, 2014, will feature as Persian poet and scholar Jalaluddin Muhammad BalkhiLeonardo DiCaprio (R), seen arriving at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on March 2, 2014, will feature as Persian poet and scholar Jalaluddin Muhammad Balkhi (L), known in the West as Rumi, in an upcoming biopic.  (photo by REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

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The announcement of a Hollywood biopic about 13th-century Persian poet Rumi with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role has sparked an outcry among Iranians.
Hollywood will soon roll out a biopic about 13th-century Persian poet and scholar Jalaluddin Muhammad Balkhi. Oscar-winning screenwriter David Franzoni, who wrote the script for the 2000 blockbuster “Gladiator,” will be working on the film in collaboration with Turkey.
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Illustration of Leonardo DiCaprio as Rumi (Shahab Jafarnejad/7 Sobh Daily)

Talebinejad told Al-Monitor the key commonality of all these objections is political, saying, “We Iranians think Molana belongs to us, and the Afghans believe he belongs to them. However, it is Turkey that has actually seized Molana. In fact, our lack of political maneuvering has led to Molana being registered asTurkish property. I’m worried that the same thing will happen again in the future with poets Khayyam and Sa’adi [Shirazi].”

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