After Iranian investigators requested he be arrested, He was reported to have claimed that he and the woman in the film were temporarily married at the time. While Ebrahimi was banned from appearing in films or on television, no formal charges were ever filed against her.
Under the precepts of Shi'a Islam, sex during temporary marriage is permitted. An Iranian judiciary official was quoted as saying: "It depends on finding out whether she had a deliberate role in the case ...
The man who admitted to his role in the tape is an assistant film producer who was engaged to an Iranian soap opera actress at the time, whom he claimed is the woman in the tape.
Neither of the suspects were named by the Islamic Republic News Agency, the state-run news agency in Tehran.
To quell the rumor, she ultimately made a statement to the ILNA news agency: "I just want to tell my country’s people that I am alive.
In an interview with the Guardian UK, she said, "I watched the film after I heard about the fuss from colleagues and the girl in it is not me.
If so, it is going to be dealt with as a case of corruption and prostitution." Some legal experts believed Ebrahimi’s denial would have been enough to avoid a guilty verdict had she been tried.
Under Iranian law, film and video footage must be supported by additional evidence or a confession.
I admit there are some similarities to the character I played in Narges.
It is possible to use studio make-up to have a person look like me.