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Adah Sharma, Sudipto Sen react to Naseeruddin Shah calling The Kerala Story ‘jingoistic’ movie: ‘Yeh paagalpan hai…’ Categorical Occasions

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Vivek Agnihotri, Anil Sharma, and Nana Patekar had earlier slammed Naseeruddin Shah for his unfavorable feedback on The Kerala Story, Gadar 2, and The Kashmir Recordsdata.

Naseeruddin Shah current stated that the recognition of ‘jingoistic’ movies like The Kerala Story, The Kashmir Recordsdata, and Gadar 2 is ‘disturbing’. After Gadar 2 and The Kashmir Recordsdata administrators Anil Sharma and Vivek Agnihotri slammed the veteran actor for his feedback, now The Kerala Story director Sudipto Sen and actress Adah Sharma have additionally reacted to his statements.

Whereas speaking to Free Press Journal, Shah had stated, “Now the extra jingoist you’re, the extra fashionable you develop into, as a result of that is what has been ruling this nation. It’s not sufficient to like your nation; however beat drums about it, and you need to create imaginary enemies. What these individuals don’t realise is that what they’re doing may be very dangerous. In reality, movies like The Kerala Story and Gadar 2, I haven’t seen them, however I do know what they’re about. It’s disturbing that movies like The Kashmir Recordsdata are so massively fashionable whereas movies made by Sudhir Mishra, Anubhav Sinha, and Hansal Mehta, who’re attempting to painting the reality of their instances, don’t get seen. It’s horrifying the place filmmakers are being co-opted into making movies which reward all of the flawed issues and run down different communities for no purpose in any respect. It’s a harmful pattern.”

Responding to him, The Kerala Story director Sudipto Sen informed Hindustan Occasions, “Ek aadmi bina movie dekhe remark kare, toh woh paagalpan hai. Hum unko respect karte hain, however thoda accountable kaam toh karte. (If an individual feedback with out seein the movie, it is simply loopy. We respect him however he must also be accountable) I labored on this movie for 10 years, and it was authorized by the CBFC after two months of scrutinising. If he hasn’t even seen the movie and nonetheless commented, then that could be a harmful pattern for the nation. He has the proper to remark, however it’s simply infantile, what extra can I say. So many technicians labored on it, it ought to be revered. Yeh shobha nahi deta hai unhe. He’s a college of performing by himself, and he has put a giant query mark on his status. I respect Naseer ji, however calling my movie jingoistic is such an irresponsible remark from somebody who hasn’t even watched it but.”

Adah Sharma, who performed the protagonist in The Kerala Story, added, “My elders have all the time taught me to respect all types of opinions and never essentially those who align with mine. Furthermore, after such large love from the viewers and it being the best feminine grossing movie of all time, I can’t be something however grateful. It will be so good if members of the society would watch a film earlier than commenting on it. Nonetheless, in the event that they wish to remark with out watching, I suppose that’s additionally advantageous. I respect my seniors within the trade so we welcome Mr. Shah’s enter. I really feel lucky to be born in a rustic the place freedom of speech is allowed. Ours is a flourishing democracy and everybody has a proper to an opinion.”

The Kerala Story, launched in Could this yr, relies on the alleged radicalisation and conversion of younger Hindu girls to Islam in Kerala earlier than inducting them into the terrorist outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Regardless of dealing with ban and opposition in a number of states throughout India, the movie turned out to be a blockbsuter because it earned Rs 240 crore web in India towards its estimated finances of Rs 15-20 crore.

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