The film that is directed by Sudipta Sen was banned on May 8 in West Bengal.
Last Updated: 05.28 PM, May 19, 2023
After the Supreme Court puts a stay order on the West Bengal government's ban on The Kerala Story, actor and BJP politician Rudranil Ghosh targeted the state government. He said, “It is proved that in West Bengal, law's rules do not hold, rather the ruler's law holds.” The film that is directed by Sudipta Sen was banned on May 8 in West Bengal. This ban divided the Bengali film industry. The government said that it took the decision to maintain peace in the state, and Rudranil Ghosh strongly opposed the decision.
After the stay order, Rudranil told Anandabazar that this was expected. “They banned the film to fulfill their political interests, to regain the lost votes, and to create divisions between the majorities and minorities. This was a weak script. I have been opposing the decision from the first day. How can a film be banned after it was passed by the censor board? This was a politically motivated step. The government can not earn two pennies in West Bengal, but it ruined the business by opposing the audience,” the actor said.
Meanwhile, the film's distributor Satadeep Saha is also excited after the ban is lifted. He said, “I feel wonderful. This is a good decision for the film's business.” The hall owners also responded after the order by the Supreme Court. Satadeep said, “I get fabulous responses. Several hall owners are calling me. Many want to show the film. But the film's third week will start on Friday. Let us see how the situation goes at last.”