'The Kerala Story' declared tax-free in MP, announced CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

In a video message, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said 'The Kerala Story' “exposes the horrific face of love jihad, religious conversion and terrorism.”
MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

New Delhi: The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan on May 6 declared the film ‘The Kerala Story’ tax-free in the State. The film starring Adah Sharma and written and directed by Sudipto Sen, was released on May 5. Since than, the film has minted of over Rs 35 crore at the domestic box office on the fifth day of its release.

In a video message, Chouhan said, the film exposes the horrific face of love jihad, religious conversion and terrorism. He said that, "The film shows how the life of daughters who get entangled in the trap of love jihad get destroyed. It also exposes the design of terrorism."

“While we have already brought a law against forced conversion, the film creates awareness about the issue. This film should be watched by all and that's why the Madhya Pradesh government is declaring the film tax-free,” he added.

The film triggered a massive controversy after it falsely claimed in its teaser that 32,000 missing women in Kerala converted to Islam and joined the terror outfit Islamic State. Howver, after facing criticism, The Kerala Story team withdrew the figure. In its trailer description, the film's team called it the story of three women from Kerala.

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