Russell Crowe expected controversy over upcoming film `Noah`

ANI| Updated: Mar 24, 2014, 16:58 PM IST

Washington: Russell Crowe starrer ` Noah`, which has been banned in like Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE, has been snubbed by various Islam-based countries, but the actor said he fully expected the controversy.

Reportedly, The 49-year-old star told that since the film is in Islam`s holy book, the Quran, and it is a tenet of the Muslim religion that one shouldn`t render images about the Prophet, it was not unexpected that some Islamic nations would ban the film.

Crowe will be seen portraying the ark-building hero in the film adaptation of the Bible story of the Great Flood, directed by Darren Aronofsky.