‘The Kerala Story’ crew member receives threat, Mumbai Police provides security
9 May, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
According to Mumbai Police, a crew member of the film 'The Kerala Story' received a threatening message from an unknown number.
According to Mumbai Police, a crew member of the film ‘The Kerala Story’ received a threatening message from an unknown number.
As per the police, Sudipto Sen, director of the film ‘The Kerala Story’ informed police that one of the crew members received a message from an unknown number. “The message threatened the said person not to step out alone from home and that they didn’t do a good thing by showing the story,” Police said.
The crew member was given security by the police, but no FIR has been filed because they have yet to receive a written complaint.
On May 8, the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal banned the film ‘The Kerala Story,’ citing “peace” and the avoidance of “hatred and violence” in the state.
The film ‘The Kerala Story,’ which depicts the ordeal of three women trafficked to ISIS camps after being converted to Islam through marriage, was banned for the first time in West Bengal. Even though the film is now tax-free in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, there is a continuing political outcry.
On the decision to ban the film, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “It is to avoid any incident of hatred and violence, and maintain peace in the state.” The CM directed the state chief secretary to remove the movie from all theatres where it is being screened.
Reacting to the ban, Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the producer of the film, said they will pursue legal options against the decision. “If state government won’t listen to us, we will explore legal avenues. However, whatever course we take will be based on legal advice,” Shah told ANI.