Adah Sharma has been basking in success as she proved her acting prowess in The Kerala Story. The Sudipto Sen directorial became the second film to have crossed Rs 200 Crore after Shah Rukh Khan. Considering the current success, Adah has emerged as a bankable star and fans have been comparing her with the likes of Alia Bhatt and Kangana Ranaut.
Amid all the success, videos of her getting candid about respecting women, gender discrimination in society and martial arts practice sessions are already breaking the internet. ALSO READ | The Kerala Story Controversy: Muslim Activists Storm Birmingham Cinema Screening Of Adah Sharma’s Film; Protestors Threaten Cinema Owner To Stop The Film
In a recent interview, she spoke about the unfair treatment towards female actors in the film industry.
In an interaction with Siddharth Kanan, Adah Sharma said, “I have worked with people from north and south, who were very amazing and not amazing also. I have realized it is the person. If your director is nice, irrespective of the language, everything goes very well. But if your director is not very pleasant, and not very nice, it’s just not a nice thing.”
The Kerala Story actor also maintained, “I have met the good, bad, and ugly in all the places. I find it very strange that they first call the girl on the set and then they say, ‘ok, wait.’ When they see, ‘ok. she is here’, then they call the actor’s manager and tell him to come on the set and the girl is already there. I feel discrimination on the basis of gender, I don’t enjoy working in an environment like that.”
However, success came at a cost for The Kerala Story!
The film became a part of an unwanted controversy over the portrayal of the conversion of Malayali girls into Islam by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). ALSO READ | WHAT! The Kerala Story Actor Adah Sharma's Contact Details LEAKED Online; Instagram User Threatens To Reveal The Actress' New Phone Number
The film was also banned in West Bengal by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. In spite of the Supreme Court lifting the ban, the movie is still not being showcased in the state due to political tensions.
The Kerala Story also stars Sonia Balani, Yogita Bihani, Siddhi Idnani and Devadarshini in crucial roles. The film produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah was released on May 5, 2023.
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