From the time ‘The Kerala Story’ film has been announced, the movie has constantly been in the headlines for its subject. The movie was based on how ISIS terrorists brainwashed three girls, radicalized them. Sonia Balani who played a negative role as Asifa in the movie has opened up about the film and the response she received for her character.
Sonia Balani About The Kerala Story:
In a recent Interview, Sonia Balani revealed how the shooting for The Kerala Story has affected her. She said, as the movie is based on true events, she has faced challenges while shooting the scenes.
Sonia also revealed that she anticipated that she would receive hate from few people as there are some scenes where she has many strong lines about the Gods. She added ‘I know there are some people who are not happy, but if they realize that it’s a true story and the motive is only to create awareness of terrorist groups.’
She acknowledged the importance of doing justice to such hard hitting and thought provoking subjects and accepting the challenges that come playing such roles. “I am happy that people have received it well, giving us so much support, appreciating our work. Somewhere in our hearts we know this has happened for real and that’s why we aren’t in much mood to celebrate it in a big way”, Sonia said.
Audience have appreciated her character a lot and some have taken to her Instagram profile to share their feedback. ‘Dar lag raha hai aapko deke’, ‘Itni achi acting kr di ki nafrat ho gyi apse😂’, ‘You won as an actor, we hated your role👏’, ‘Best villain award of 2023 goes to Sonia 🙌🙌🔥🔥’.
Sonia Balani About Abusive Messages After Her Role In The Kerala Story:
Talking about the hate and abusive messages she has been receiving on social media, she said ‘I won’t lie that it doesn’t scare me……I was avoiding going out due to this for some time.’ She feels grateful for her family and audience support. Director Sudipto Sen had thoroughly researched the events before shooting the film, she concluded.
The actress has recently posted the glimpse of the making of the poster on her Instagram handle. Followers of Sonia are showering praises on her through comments. “I feel kind of guilty as a viewer, for not really appreciating your talent or taking good notice of you before TKS despite the fact that you’ve been acting for so many years! But better late than never… I’ve become your huge huge fan ever since I’ve seen the movie and wish you nothing but infinite success and glory in the future! This fan will always be supporting and rooting for you, Sonia! 💙”, wrote a fan.
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The Kerala Story has Adah Sharma in the lead role along with Yogita Bihani, Siddhi Idnani, Sonia Balani, Devadarshini in the important roles. It is directed by Sudipto Sen, produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah. The movie has so far earned ₹178 Cr at the box office.