The Kerala Story starring Adah Sharma grabbed headlines upon its release, mired in a web of controversies. Despite facing calls for a ban, protests and an ongoing uproar, the film managed to rake in a staggering Rs 200 crore within just 18 days of its release. Directed by Sudipto Sen, the film highlights the forced conversion and recruitment of Kerala women by the terrorist group Islamic State (IS).
Now Adah’s co-star and friend, Vidyut Jammwal, is among the few members of the film fraternity who have celebrated the film’s success. Vidyut and Adah have worked together in Commando 2 (2017) and Commando 3 (2019). Both the films are produced by Vipul Amritlal Shah, the producer of The Kerala Story. Vidyut took to his Twitter to share his happiness for The Kerala Story and wrote, “One Woman Army. Apni Khas Dost Hai!
Earlier today, Adah Sharma penned a long note and claimed that the film is the first female lead film to cross the Rs. 200 crores. On his Instagram, he wrote, “The best things in life are the unexpected – because there was no expectation. Thank you audience for making this happen. #TheKeralaStory Producer: Vipul Sir who took a huge risk making this film without anyone. ” For the support from the studio and trust in the girl who plays Bhavana Reddy’s Shalini Unnikrishnan in Commando. Sudipto sir stood by his research for 7 years despite all odds, was kind to all of us on the sets and maintained his pleasant demeanor. All weather conditions and trials and tribulations.”
About ‘Kerala Story’
‘The Kerala Story’ features actress Adah Sharma as Fathima Ba, a Hindu Malayali nurse who is among the 32,000 women who went missing from Kerala and later joined ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Gone. Forced to accept Islam. Also, the film highlights the ‘love jihad’ propaganda, where Muslim men manipulate Hindu girls to convert to Islam and abandon their families.