India filmaker to rehabilitate 300 alleged victims of religious conversion

Indian filmmaker to rehabilitate 300 alleged victims of religious conversion

By Christian George

The producer of Indian movie ‘The Kerala Story’, Vipul Shah, has expressed readiness to help rehabilitate 300 alleged victims of religious conversion.

The movie which has reportedly crossed the £15 million mark at the box office in India is directed by Sudipto Sen and stars Adah Sharma in the lead.

According to Eastern Eye, The Kerala Story is a film on conversion that has polarised the political discourse in the country leading to bans in some states and a tax-free status in others.

The film hit the screens on May 5 and since then has been watched by many thereby yielding such a huge sum at the box office.

The producer explained that the movie was made to support the victims of conversion and their initiative ‘Protect The Daughters’ is a step in the same direction.

In his words, “The film is to help these girls. We’re going to start by helping rehabilitate 300 girls in the ashram. We, Sunshine Pictures and the team of ‘The Kerala Story’, would like to start by donating Rs 51 lakh.

“All these girls are very brave, face a lot of dangers daily. Despite those dangers, they’ve come here to speak up. Today, we’re beginning an initiative called ‘Protect The Daughters’, an ashram, which will be a safe space for victims like them.”

The director, Sudipo Wen added, “This is not about any religion. Not Hindu, Muslim, or Christian. It is about three girls who represent the sufferings of thousands of girls. It was not about showing a few Hindus or Muslims in a good light. Each and every word and visual we have spoken or shown, it is correct. How far it is correct, you can cross question with them (alleged victims on stage).”