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Amir-Soleymani: I like my role in ‘The Patriarch’

Iranian actress Kamand Amir-Soleymani says she likes her role in ‘The Patriarch’.

Iranian actress Kamand Amir-Soleymani has said she likes the role of Azar in the memorable series ‘The Patriarch’, which was recently aired by ifilm English TV Channel.

Amir-Soleymani gained fame for her role in ‘The Patriarch’. She played the role of Azar, who refuses to live in the house of her father-in-law, who wants to gather his family all together.

In an interview with ifilm TV, Amir-Soleymani said ‘The Patriarch’ is a “big event in my artistic life”, adding that people still call her by the name of the character she played in the series.

She noted that her participation in the 1990s series, which is starring veteran actors, is considered as attending an acting class.

Amir-Soleymani further said that she was offered two roles, but she selected the role of Azar as she liked it because it was “different”, adding that Azar rebelled against customs in order to achieve her goal which is having an independent life.

The 47-year-old actress said playing the role was “attractive to me” because she had nothing in common with the character.

Asked about receiving negative feedback, Amir-Soleymani said some people were stopping her on the street and protesting at her behavior with her uncle and father-in-law.

Answering another question about the reasons why the series remains memorable, she said “‘The Patriarch’ has an attractive story” and addresses family values.

She also referred to the great performance of the cast members of the series as another reason for the series to remain memorable.

Amir-Soleymani noted that she is one of the fans of ifilm TV Channel, referring to her interest in watching nostalgic series.

‘The Patriarch’ is starring the late Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz, Jamileh Sheykhi, and Hamideh Kheirabadi.

Mahmoud Pakniyyat and Katayoun Riahi have also appeared in ‘The Patriarch’.