Mumbai: The esteemed cast of the highly controversial-turned-blockbuster film ‘The Kerala Story’ had a momentous meeting with Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari today in Mumbai. The film’s producers, Vipul Shah and Aashin Shah, alongside leading actresses Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, and Sonia Balani, were in attendance on this occasion.
The Kerala Story has garnered Rs 203.47 Crore at the domestic box office, over two weeks after the film’s release and has earned the status of ‘all-time blockbuster’. Directed by Sudipto Sen and fronted by Adah Sharma, the Hindi movie released in India on May 5
Produced by Vipul Shah, The Kerala Story depicts how women from Kerala were forced to convert and recruited by the terror group Islamic State (IS). Apart from Adah, the film also stars Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani, and Siddhi Idnani. The movie has faced polarised political discourse in the country.
The film was banned by the West Bengal government on May 8, fearing tensions among communities. Theatres in Tamil Nadu had decided to stop the screening from May 7 onwards, 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.