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Shabana opposes ban on film

Kochi: Noted actor Shabana Azmi has opposed the banning of ‘The Kerala Story’ which tells about allurement of women into Islam and using them by terrorist outfit of Islamic State.
Winner of Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan, Shabana Azmi flayed those seeking its ban. She said, “Those who speak of banning #The Kerala Story are as wrong as those who wanted to ban Aamir Khan’s #Laal Singh Chadha. Once a film has been passed by the Central Board of Film Certification nobody has the right to become an extra constitutional authority,” the five-time winner
of National Film Awards for Best Actress, media reports said.
It may be recalled that ‘The Kashmir Files’ director Vivek Agnihotri had patted the maker of ‘The Kerala Story’. He said “Dear Vipul Shah & @sudiptoSENtlm, @adah_sharma and team of #TheKeralaStory, first let me congratulate you for the brave effort. At the same time, let me also give you the bad news that from here on, your lives will not be the same. You will receive unimaginable hate. You will feel suffocated. Many times you may get confused and demoralized. But remember, God tests the shoulders on which he can put the responsibility of becoming the change agents. If cinema is a medium to follow your course of Dharma, never stop. Let the community of Indic storytellers grow. Help new, young talented, Indic storytellers. Let this Indic Renaissance become the guiding light of a New Bharat.”
The film, which was released on May 5, was removed from theaters in Tamil Nadu. The film is being screened in a few multiplexes that are owned by pan-India companies while local theaters have canceled shows of ‘The Kerala Story’.

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