STOP BANNING FILMS, STOP SPREADING FAKE NEWS: Nawazuddin Siddiqui on The Kerala story ban!
In recent news, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has taken a stand against the spreading of fake news and the unjustified banning of films. The controversy arose when his statement on the ban of the film The Kerala Story was misinterpreted and reported by some media outlets. Nawaz took to his social media to clarify his stance and urge people to stop spreading fake news for cheap TRP. The film, starring Adah Sharma, has received praise from audiences and critics alike but has faced bans in certain areas.
This has sparked a debate on the freedom of speech and expression in the film industry. Director Anurag Kashyap was one of the first to speak out against the ban, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui supported his stance. However, some media outlets twisted his statement and reported that he supported the ban on The Kerala Story.
In response to this, Nawazuddin Siddiqui wrote on his Twitter account, “Please stop spreading false news just to get some views and hits; it’s called cheap TRP – I never said and I would never want any film to be banned ever. STOP BANNING FILMS. STOP SPREADING FAKE NEWS !!!”. His message resonates with the need for responsible journalism and the importance of letting all voices be heard.
Various groups have referred to the Sudipto Sen film as propaganda, which has led to its ban in various jurisdictions. Not only that but a few days ago in London’s Birmingham, a screening of the movie was halted by several Muslim activists who intimidated the crowd by storming the theatre. Because of their parts in the movie, the lead women allegedly even received threats.