Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling last week allowing The Kerala Story, starring Adah Sharma, to be screened, some states continue to prohibit the film. Recently, director Anurag Kashyap tweeted his support for the film directed by Sudipto Sen. Now, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has responded to The Kerala Story’s ban.
“Whether you agree with the film or not, whether it is propaganda, counter-propaganda, or offensive, it is wrong to ban it,” Anurag tweeted. When informed of what Anurag had tweeted about the film, Nawazuddin concurred with the director.
However, he told a news website that it is improper if a film or a book harms someone. He added that we do not intend to offend the audience or their sensibilities.
A film that can shatter people and societal peace is unacceptable.
In addition, he asserted that it is our duty to promulgate the notion that films should promote social harmony and affection among individuals. He stated that it is morally reprehensible for a film to be capable of destroying social harmony and the unity of its audience. “Humein isse duniya ko jodna hai, todna nahi hai,” Nawaz said, adding that nothing in the universe deserves to be prohibited.
The Kerala Story has amassed 200 crore rupees at the India box office, according to the film’s producers on Monday, and it continues to grow throughout the country. The film, produced by Vipul Shah, depicts the coerced conversion and recruitment of women from Kerala by the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS).