LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Why is Asa Soltan a political refugee, can any of the Shahs of Sunset return to Iran, and why were Reza and Asa not able to enter into Iran on Shahs of Sunset? Tonight the Shahs of Sunset season finale kicks off on Bravo. But last week, Bravo delivered a stunning trip by Asa Soltan to the Iran border with cast member Reza Farahan. While the scene delivered heartbreak and stunning portrayals, some viewers were left a bit confused by Bravo why Asa is a political refugee and not other members of Shahs of Sunset.
Asa Soltan eventually explained to viewers that her family fled Iran as political refugees because of her father’s service in the Navy. While the comment was made clear during the telecast, other viewers wanted more explanation about the same, namely why were Asa’s family members still living there and able to travel in and out. “What actually happened that Asa and her family can’t go back to Iran?” asked one viewer. “Why are her relatives allowed to live there but not her and her mother & father. Just saying they are political refugees doesn’t explain [for viewers]“.
Added to the confusion was Lilly’s comment to Asa in an earlier episode. “Traveling to Iran is not dangerous”, Lilly fumed at Asa. “Nobody is going to throw you in jail [Asa] because your grandpa did this or your uncle did that. Nobody cares.” Lilly Ghalichi eventually did not make the trip, Asa and Reza went to the border, but they did not go in.
Asa eventually told news “For other people in our crew it might be easy to go back to Iran. But for me, my mom and Reza it is impossible. Me and my mom are political refuges and Reza is gay… My dad was a sea captain in the Iranian Navy and he has literally sailed these seas several times.”