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Kangana Ranaut on The Kerala Story controversy: Anyone who has a problem with its release is a terrorist

Kangana Ranaut backs the makers of The Kerala Story and stated that anyone who has a problem with its release is a terrorist.

Kangana Ranaut on The Kerala Story controversy: Anyone who has a problem with its release is a terrorist

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Last Updated: 08.14 AM, May 06, 2023


The Kerala Story's makers have received Kangana Ranaut's support, and she has criticised those who are opposed to the movie's release. Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Siddhi Idnani, and Sonia Balani play the key characters in the Sudipto Sen-directed film. Kangana Ranaut backed the makers despite the controversy. 

During the Majha Maha Katta event hosted by ABP, Kangana Ranaut was asked what she thought of the movie and the snit surrounding its release. The film, according to Kangana, is not directed at a particular religious group but rather an extremist organisation.

She said, "See I have not watched the film but a lot has been tried to ban the film. I read it today, correct me if I am wrong, High Court has said that the film cannot be banned. I think it’s not showing anybody in the bad light but only ISIS, right? If HC, the country's most responsible body is saying this, then they are right. ISIS is a terrorist organisation. It’s not like I am calling them terrorist, our country, Home Ministry (Ministry of Home Affairs) and other countries as well have called them so."

She further added, "Agar aap aisa samjhte hai ki woh terrorists organisation nahi hai toh zaheer si baat hai phir aap bhi terrorist hi hai. Agar aap sochte hai ek terrorist outfit, ek terrorist nahi hai, aur usko terrorist ghoshit kiya gya hai, legally, morally by every standard aur aapko lagta hai woh terrorist nahi hai toh more than the film you are a bigger problem you should first think about where you stand in life (If you think ISIS is not a terrorist outfit despite its declaration then you are also a terrorist),” 

Kangana added that she is not speaking about ISIS but rather individuals who believe that the movie is targeting them. "If you think it’s attacking you then you are a terrorist. Maine kuch nahi kaha bhai, ye simple maths hai."

When the trailer for The Kerala Story claimed that 32,000 girls from Kerala disappeared and joined ISIS, it stirred much debate. A significant political debate ensued as a result, and various leaders commented.

Despite the backlash, on May 5, The Kerala Story opened in theatres. On the other hand, Kangana's upcoming film will be Emergency. The film will also mark her directorial debut. 

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