The row over the controversial movie The Kerala Story continues unabated with many in Kerala and outdoors the state calling for a ban on the movie for allegedly fudged figures about quite a few girls who transformed to Islam and later joined ISIS in Syria. The film’s director has lastly spoken up on the determine of conversion of ladies.
The Kerala Story producer Vipul Shah and director Sudipto Sen particularly dismissed the claims that their newest movie propagates hatred in opposition to the Muslim neighborhood. The Kerala Story, starring Adah Sharma, revolves round a Hindu Woman from Kerala who is transformed to Islam and trafficked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Reacting to the allegations. Shah mentioned in a press convention in Mumbai, “Sholay had Gabbar Singh as a villain. But that didn’t mean Ramesh Sippy Sahab was against Singh’s community. Singham was a Hindu villain. That didn’t mean Hindus are bad. Why is this biased judgment against us? We have only talked about the perpetrators.”
When requested why there was no single redeeming Muslim character in The Kerala Story, Sudipto Sen mentioned, “We are not here to do a balancing act. The whole world is going through this. When we talk about terror, we can’t automatically assume that we are targeting the religion. We have done a great service to Islam.”
Sen additionally claimed that “There are two Keralas that exist inside Kerala-one which is like a postcard with backwaters, beautiful landscape, Kalarippayattu, dance, and martial arts. The other Kerala- the northern part -Malappuram, Kasaragod, Kozhikode which connects to Karnataka including Mangaluru, is a terror-network hub”.
Certain political events questioned the makers of The Kerala Story over their now-withdrawn claim that 32,000 girls from Kerala had been transformed to Islam and reunited with ISIS. Reacting to the identical, Vipul Shah additionally added, “ We instructed the story of 32,000 girls by these 3 girls. People tried to discredit us by selecting up 32,000. What we’re saying is that this is a narrative of 32,000 by 3 girls.
The Kerala Story is on a roll. It has change into the second highest-grossing Hindi movie of 2023 beating Ranbir Kapoor’s Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar and Salman Khan’s Kisi ka Bhai Kisi ki Jaan. The Kerala Story has already crossed Rs 150 crore on the field workplace.