A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced to make the controversial film “The Kerala Story” tax-free in the state, the movie’s team met him in Lucknow on Wednesday.
The members, including producer Vipul Shah, lead actress Adah Sharma and director Sudipto Sen, discussed the movie with Yogi Adityanath and requested him to watch it, an official statement issued said.
“The Kerala Story” revolves around conversion of young Hindu women in Kerala and their recruitment by the terror group Islamic State (IS). The film, which was released on May 5, has kicked up a political storm with opposition parties accusing the makers of spewing hate.
During its interaction with the chief minister, the movie team praised the Yogi Adityanath government’s efforts to curb ‘love jihad’ and forced religious conversion in the state through its enactment of the Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, the statement said.
Yogi Adityanath and his cabinet colleagues are expected to watch a special screening of the film at the Lok Bhawan on Friday.
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