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Ban on 'The Kerala Story' not correct: Kangana Ranaut

Updated on: 24 May,2023 09:31 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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'When a film like 'The Kerala Story' is made, people's complaints are redressed. Such films help the film industry,' Kangana Ranaut said

Ban on 'The Kerala Story' not correct: Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut. Pic/AFP

Actor Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday said the ban imposed on 'The Kerala Story' by some states was 'unconstitutional' after it was cleared by the CBFC. "Banning a film which has been passed by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) amounts to insulting the constitution.

The ban on 'The Kerala Story' by some states is not correct" Ranaut, 36, told reporters here. Directed by Sudipto Sen, "The Kerala Story" has polarised the political discourse in the country as it depicts how women from Kerala were forced to convert and recruited by the terror group Islamic State (IS). The West Bengal government had imposed a ban on the film on May 8, apprehending tensions among the communities.

Theatres in Tamil Nadu had decided to stop its screening, citing the law-and-order situation and a poor audience turnout. Last week, the Supreme Court stayed the West Bengal government's order banning the film in the state and asked Tamil Nadu to ensure the safety of the moviegoers. According to Ranaut, people often complain that Bollywood does not make the kind of films they want to watch.

"When a film like 'The Kerala Story' is made, people's complaint is redressed. Such films help the film industry," she said. "The Kerala Story" stars Adah Sharma in the lead, along with actors Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani and Siddhi Idnani. 

The hard-hitting drama which was touted as the most 'controversial' movie of the year because of its storyline, and received backlash for showing a particular community in a bad light, defying all the allegations, 'The Kerala Story' is just going stronger and stronger with every passing week at the box office. The movie has so far raised over Rs 200 crore at the domestic box office.

Directed by Sudipto Sen and headlined by Adah Sharma, the Hindi movie was released on May 5 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah.

(with inputs from PTI)

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