The film ‘The Kerala Story’ remains the subject of discussion. Its trailer has just arrived, which is also trending on top on YouTube. In this film, it has been shown how Hindu-Christian girls are trapped and sent to convert them to Islam by training Muslim youths. After marriage, they are smuggled and sent to Syria, to the terrorist organization ISIS. The producer of this film is Vipul Amrutlal Shah.
Sensitivity can’t be one-sided, stop hiding behind it: Vipul Amritlal Shah, producer of ‘The Kerala Story’
He says that ‘The Kerala Story’ is based on real events. He told that many girls trapped in this clutches are in jail in Afghanistan. He told that this is the story of such girls who got caught in the trap of conversion and their lives got ruined. He told that the film team met about 100 such victims during the research. He says that he has many videos in which the victims have shared their pain.
According to Vipul Amritlal Shah, his aim is to show the story of the victimized girls, it is up to the people to name it as ‘Love Jihad’ or something else. He said that we should stop hiding behind the fact that some issue is very sensitive and it will disturb communal harmony. He asked if the perpetrators of such crimes think about this? They just work according to their agenda. He said that sensitivity cannot be one-sided, if someone does something, someone will expose it.
In an interview given to ‘Times of India’, he gave the example of Sati Pratha and said that it was wrong, so Hindus removed it, those who raised their voice against it were also Hindus. He hoped that the Muslim community would come forward to condemn the latest incidents. He said that he has no problem with political parties taking some stand regarding a film. He said take a political stand, but don’t forget the victim girls. Please tell that Vipul Shah is the producer of this film, while the director is Sudipto Sen.
Who is Vipul Amritlal Shah, the producer of ‘The Kerala Story’
Vipul Amritlal Shah came into limelight after directing the serial ‘Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka’ on Sony TV between 1999-2002. This serial reached 1000 episodes. The Gujarati film ‘Dariya Chhoru (1999)’ established her in her home state. Aankhen, which came in 2002, was his directorial debut in Bollywood, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Sushmita Sen. He made ‘Waqt: The Race Against Time’ in 2005 with Akshay-Amitabh and Priyanka Chopra.
But, the biggest film of his career was ‘Namastey London’ released in 2007, in which Rishi Kapoor was in lead roles apart from Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. Her next film was Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan, but ‘London Dreams (2009)’ was not successful. In 2010, he made ‘Action Replayy’ with Akshay Kumar-Aishwarya Rai. Arjun Kapoor-Parineeti Chopra’s ‘Namaste England’, which came in 2018, was his last film in Bollywood as a director.
It is important to know here that apart from ‘Aankhen’, the producers of other films were also the same. Apart from this, he is also the producer of John Abraham’s ‘Force’ and Vidyut Jammwal’s ‘Commando’ series of films. He also produced Akshay Kumar’s superhit film ‘Sing is King (2008)’. 3 films of ‘Commando’ have come and the third of ‘Force’ is being made. He also directed the OTT series ‘Human (2022)’ starring his wife Shefali Shah.
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Shefali Shah has been a big actress in the theatre, film industry and TV. The song ‘Kudi Sapne Mein Milti Hai’ from ‘Satya (1998)’ was picturized on her. She gained recognition with Mahesh Bhatt’s Kabhi Kabhi (1997), which aired on Star Plus. He made a mark on OTT through ‘Delhi Crime (2019)’. She received the National Award for Best Supporting Actress for ‘The Last Year (2009)’. In ‘Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)’, she played the role of Anil Kapoor’s wife, for which she received several awards.