Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada

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Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada
Born 1994/1995 (age 18–19)
Kabul, Afghanistan

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Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada (born 1994/1995)[1] is a child actor from Afghanistan. He played the role of Hassan, the loyal friend and servant of the richer boy Amir, in the movie The Kite Runner.

In one scene Hassan is attacked and it is suggested that he is raped. The filmmakers wanted Ahmad to take off his pants for the shooting, but his father refused to let him do that. The boy has said that he would never have taken the role had he known Hassan would be raped. Reports vary on whether he and his family were properly informed in advance.[2] The scene has now been depicted in a less harrowing manner than originally planned, and there is no nudity in it. Nevertheless a body double was used to show the boy's pants being tugged slightly down.[3]

Because of cultural misunderstandings there has been concern about the safety of him and the other two main boy actors. Therefore Paramount Pictures relocated them and their relatives to the United Arab Emirates.[4]

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  1. ^ "Kite Runner rape scene worries boy actor". USA Today. 23 September 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Family of boy in 'Kite Runner' fears attack
  3. ^ Inside 'The Kite Runner' Rape Scene
  4. ^ "Life In The Raw". The Age (Melbourne). 2008-01-06. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 

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