The Kerala Story's directorAccording to Sudipto Sen, only those who haven't seen his most recent movie are protesting against it. At a press conference on Monday, he also said that a youngster had been harassing the producer ever since the release of the movie's trailer, and that after seeing the movie, the boy had written an apologetic text.
Sudipto and movie director Vipul Shah spoke with the media at a Q&A session on Monday night to discuss The Kerala Story's box office success, protests, and demands for a ban.
When asked about the negative feedback his team and himself got after the publication of the teaser, Sudipto said, “We have two testimonials, if you will see them you will laugh. One kid has been verbally harassing our co-producer nonstop for the last two months since our teaser was made public. The youngster emailed us yesterday after seeing our movie, saying, “I apologise to you publicly, I have no other objections.” I also received offensive SMS. So, if you guys think the plot needs further explanation after seeing the movie, you guys may use those two testimonies from us and you'll find out.
“Those folks have ceased opposing us now,” he said, “from the days when they were protesting. Only those who haven't watched the movie are objecting as of right now.
The Kerala Story, which also stars Sonia Balani, Yogita Bihani, and Siddhi Idnani, has Adah Sharma in the major role. Protests and petitions for a ban have been going around ever since the movie's preview implied that 32000 women had vanished from Kerala and joined the terrorist organisation ISIS. The caravan no longer makes reference to the number. The movie has also sparked a political dispute, with most BJP officials endorsing it and Congress and left-leaning figures accusing it of propagandising fake statistics and facts.