द केरला स्टोरी' विवाद: केरल हाईकोर्ट ने फिल्म की रिलीज रोकने से किया इनकार; टीज़र से हटाए जाने का विवादित दावा
A High Court bench of Justices N Nagesh and Mohammed Nias CP said that the secular society of Kerala will accept the film as it is
The court also asked the petitioners as to how a film which claims to be fictional can create communalism and strife in the society. The court also sought information about the trailer of the film.
News agency ANI quoted the Kerala High Court as saying, 'Nothing will happen just by showing the film. The teaser of the film was released in November.
What was objectionable in the film? What is wrong with saying that Allah is the only God? The country gives the citizen the right to follow and propagate his religion and God. What was offensive in the trailer?
The Kerala High Court bench was responding to a bunch of petitions seeking cancellation of the film's censor certificate
The petitioners said that the film would poison the minds of innocent people. He also said that no agency has yet confirmed the existence of 'love jihad' in the state
The bench further said that in the past also references have been made against other communities in several films. Kerala High Court said: "Many films have already come out about such organizations
Even before this, references have been made against Hindu sadhus and Christian priests in many films. Did you see it all as fantasy? What's so special now? How does this film create communalism and conflict in the society?"
The court said that there is nothing objectionable to any particular community in the trailer. It also said that an authority like the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has seen the film and found it fit for publication
The film's producer Vipul Amritlal Shah has agreed to remove the portion of the film's teaser that claimed over 32,000 women from Kerala were recruited into ISIS.
Shah told the Kerala High Court that the part would soon be removed from his social media accounts. Seeing the backlash, the makers withdrew the figure of 32,0000 and called it a story of three women from Kerala in its trailer description on YouTube.
The film released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam in cinemas across India on 5 May. The film stars Adah Sharma, Siddhi Idnani, Sonia Balani and Yogita Bihani in lead roles.