"Duniya Ko Jodna Hai, Todna...": Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Big Statement Amid 'The Kerala Story' Row
Here's what Nawazuddin Siddiqui had to say about movies being banned in certain states.
'The Kerala Story' starring Adah Sharma has been on a rampant run at the Indian box office and the new Hindi movie has already crossed the Rs 200 crore mark. 'The Kerala Story' is just the second Hindi movie of 2023 after 'Pathaan' to cross the milestone. However, the controversy surrounding the new Hindi movie is refusing to die down. After Supreme Court stayed West Bengal government's order of banning the movie, the makers alleged that their film is still not being played in theatres in the state.
Recently, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap tweeted against the ban on the new Hindi movie, saying: "You agree with the film or not, be it propaganda, counter propaganda, offensive or not, to ban it is just wrong."
Now, in the latest entertainment news, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was asked about Anurag Kashyap's tweet, and in an interview with News18, he said: "I agree with him. But if a film or a novel is hurting someone, then that’s wrong. We don’t make films to hurt the audience or their sentiments."
“We make films to foster social harmony and love among people. It’s our responsibility to propagate the same. Nothing in this world deserves to be banned. But if a film has the power to break people and social harmony, it’s extremely wrong. Humein iss duniya ko jodna hai, todna nahi hai,” he added.
Ever since the trailer of ‘The Kerala Story’ was released, the new Hindi movie has been embroiled in a controversy regarding the subject matter it is trying to portray. The trailer originally stated that the film is based on the stories of more than 32,000 Kerala women who have allegedly been radicalised by Islamic fundamentalists.
The Supreme Court has already asked the makers to add a disclaimer to their movie stating that the new Hindi movie tells a "fictionalised" account of events and there is no official data to back the claim of 32,000 women in Kerala being forcefully converted into Islam and joining the ISIS terror group.
'The Kerala Story' has been directed by Sudipto Sen, while it is bankrolled by Vipul Amrutlal Shah.