Entertainment

Porn actress Miyabi plans
to attend her Jakarta premiere

Japanese porn actress Maria Ozawa aka Miyabi will reportedly attend the premiere of film Hantu Tanah Kusir (The Ghost of Tanah Kusir Cemetery) in Jakarta on Nov. 29 next week.

The plan was confirmed by Ody Mulya Hidayat, the film producer of Maxima Pictures.

“Miyabi will be coming to the press conference [for the premiere] on Monday,” Ody was quoted as saying by kompas.com.

“She should have been here today, but she had business back in Tokyo,” Ody said on the sidelines of the limited premiere of the film for press on Wednesday.

Ody said he is currently organizing a necessary permit for Miyabi to come to Jakarta.

“As long as we manage to obtain a permit for her from the Manpower Agency and immigration office, I think it won't be a problem,” he said.

The name of the Japanese adult film star has made the headlines after hard-line Islam Defenders Front (FPI) protested against the actress starring in a comedy flick, titled Menculik Miyabi (Kidnapping Miyabi). The screening of the controversial film grabbed public attention across the city in August this year with the FPI threatening to raid film theaters playing it.

Miyabi  was denied entry to the country by the Culture and Tourism Ministry last year due to the constant protests from the Islam Defenders Front (FPI).

Ody's statement about Miyabi starring in the film as well as her plan to Jakarta was at odds with his previous statement he repeatedly made that Miyabi would not star in the film, sparking rumors that using Miyabi's name was only meant to jack up the film's popularity.

To the press, Ody said that Miyabi even plans to continue her career in Indonesia using a new name, Pauleen.

“Pauleen is the name she picked for herself,” Ody claimed.

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