Sudipto Sen's directorial ‘The Kerala Story’, despite faring well at the box office, has become a topic of debate. While there are certain states who are running the film tax-free, others have imposed a ban on the same.
After Anurag Kashyap shared his support for the film, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui revealed his views too. He mentioned that if a movie is ‘hurting someone, then it is wrong. For the unversed, Adah Sharma’s ‘The Kerala Story’ talks about the issue of love jihad, conversions and indoctrination.
Earlier this month, Kashyap had tweeted, “You agree with the film or not, be it propaganda, counter-propaganda, offensive or not, to ban it is just wrong.” To which Nawazuddin, while speaking to News 18 said that “If a novel or a film is hurting someone, then that is wrong.” The actor added, “We don’t make films to hurt the audience or their sentiments.” He also maintained that films should foster social harmony and love among people.
However, his words did not go down well among the netizens on social media. So now the actor, whose film ‘Jogira Sa Ra Ra Ra’ was released in theatres today, May 26, issued a clarification on Twitter and lashed out at those who are spreading fake news.
Please stop spreading false news just to get some views and hits, it’s called cheap TRP - I never said and I would never want any film to be banned ever.— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) May 26, 2023
STOP BANNING FILMS.
STOP SPREADING FAKE NEWS !!!
“Please stop spreading false news just to get some views and hits, it’s called cheap TRP - I never said and I would never want any film to be banned ever. STOP BANNING FILMS. STOP SPREADING FAKE NEWS !!! (sic)” he wrote.
During an interaction with News18, the actor had said, “Humein iss dunia ko jodna hai todna nahin (we have to unite this world not divide it),” the actor asserted, adding that nothing in the world deserves to be banned.
For those unaware, ‘The Kerala Story’ is based on the forced religious conversion of Indian women by ISIS. The film has earned over Rs 200 crore.