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Iranian actors call on Rouhani to allow cinema legend to come home

Many of the Iranian actors who have supported President Hassan Rouhani are now calling in their favors by asking for veteran actor Behrouz Vossoughi's return to Iran after 40 years in the United States.
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12:  Actor Behrouz Vossoughi speaks onstage at the "Rhino Season" press conference during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 12, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

Iranian actors are calling on President Hassan Rouhani to allow legendary Iranian actor Behrouz Vossoughi to come home from self-exile in the United States, but the requests on behalf of the iconic actor have fallen on deaf ears.

With more than 90 cinematic and television films, Behrouz Vossoughi is arguably Iran’s most versatile actor. At the age of 82, he still has many fans across the country — most of whom are currently raising their voices to ensure the model-turned-actor-turned-exile comes back to Iran after 40 years in the United States.

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