In a bold move, filmmaker Vipul Amrutlal Shah has taken on a sensitive subject that many in Bollywood shy away from. His latest film, “The Kerala Story,” shines a light on a bitter truth that few want to acknowledge.
The film, which tackles the taboo subject of the conversion of Hindu girls to Islam and making ISIS terrorists, has faced its fair share of challenges. According to Shah, finding distributors and financiers was a significant hurdle, and even securing a platform for the film’s release was difficult.
Despite the challenges, Shah remained committed to telling this important story. In a recent interview, he explained his motivation for making the film: “I believe that as artists, it is our responsibility to shed light on difficult issues and start important conversations. The subject of Love Jihad or Islamic Jihad in the name of Love is one that needs to be addressed, and I am proud to have been able to bring this story to the screen.”
The Kerala Story, which features a talented cast of actors, including some of Bollywood’s biggest names, has received critical acclaim since its release. Audiences have praised the film for its powerful storytelling and raw portrayal of a challenging subject.
Shah’s decision to take on such a sensitive topic has not gone unnoticed in the film industry. Many have commended him for his courage and determination in bringing this story to life, despite the challenges he faced.
As the film continues to garner attention and spark meaningful conversations about Jihad behind Love, it is clear that Vipul Shah’s bravery in making The Kerala Story will have a lasting impact on Bollywood and beyond.