Sudipto Sen’s film ‘The Kerala Story’ is being the subject of ongoing debate. The movie has been the subject of disputes ever since it opened in theatres. Even though it has been outlawed in many states, it is still opposed by many people. However, the movie has become a huge blockbuster at the box office and will easily cross the 100 Cr mark. Now, Shatrughan Sinha has broken the silence on this.
Shatrughan Sinha, the Bollywood veteran actor who shares his opinions on all sensitive topics has now spoke about ‘The Kerala Story” starring Adah Sharma. According to him, it is necessary to outlaw a movie if it threatens the state’s ability to maintain peace. Every human being has the right to freedom of expression, but it should not interfere with maintaining peace and order, according to Shatrughan Sinha.
Shatrughan Sinha On Banning ‘The Kerala Story’
During the interview, Shatrughan Sinha said, ‘First of all let me make it clear that I have not seen The Kerala Story. I have been so busy traveling that I haven’t been able to watch my daughter’s (Sonakshi Sinha) web series Dahaad yet. I would also like to say that I have always stood for freedom of expression.”
The actor further said, ‘I believe that every person has the right to say what he wants to say, but not at the cost of law and order of any state. If a film poses a threat to the peace of the state, then that freedom should be banned. If there is a right to expression, then there is also a right to administration.”
Shatrughan Sinha on Release of the film during Elections
Shatrughan Sinha finally said, ‘Long before Vivek Agnihotri’s film The Kashmir Files, I raised my voice about the plight of Kashmiri Pandits, but at that time the government did not pay attention at all. If Vivek’s film has started a debate about Kashmiri Pandits, then I am happy about it. Films should be made on sensitive issues, but they should be made in a sensitive manner. Why this film about religious conversion at the time of elections? This timing looks a bit suspicious.
Apart from this, Shatrughan Sinha has also opened up on the ban of the release of ‘The Kerala Story’ in West Bengal. He said, ‘Mamata Banerjee is a far-sighted leader. If they feel that the film (The Kerala Story) can create a law and order situation, they must have a reason for it. She also always supports freedom of expression. If they feel that this film is dangerous for a certain class of people, then they have every right to do what they feel is right.”