The Kerala Story OTT Release EXCLUSIVE! Adah Sharma Says '2 Days Before Release I Thought Film Will Be Banned'

The Kerala Story OTT Release EXCLUSIVE! Adah Sharma Says 2 Days Before Release I Thought Film Will Be Banned

The Kerala Story OTT Release: When Adah Sharma starrer The Keral Story released in the cinema halls, little did anyone know that the film would rake in big moolah and become the talk of the town. The Sudipto Sen directorial registered its name in history books as it became the highest-grossing film led by an actress.

As the hard-hitting film premiered on OTT, Adah Sharma spoke about the success, her thoughts when The Kerala Story premiered in theatres and a lot more.


I will be very honest. Adah Sharma's success feels very personal as she has carved a niche for herself without any Godfather in the industry. The Bollywood diva also believes that audiences resonate with her as they believe 'her success is their success'.

"That's one of the nicest compliments. A lot of people tell me, 'My success is their success'. I cannot ask for anything more. That's how The Kerala Story worked. They called it their film, watched it and promoted it. That's the best thing an actor can ask for. The best part is The Kerala Story is the highest female-led film in India.," she quipped.

I reminded her that her debut film 1920 created ripples at the box office and also set the TRP charts on fire when it premiered on television. She beamed with joy as her first project was mentioned in the interview.

"People who didn't watch back then, have enjoyed 1920 now. There was no market for horror films. I am glad I could be a part of such a project," she said.


When asked if she ever expected a mind-boggling response to her film, the Commando actress stated, "Our team expected that the film might get banned. West Bengal government had banned it. I was worried if the audiences would be able to watch the film in the theatres. I was like 'Oh God, how we are going to reach theatres'. I didn't expect it to become such a major hit. Some people threatened to burn the theatre if people go and watch it; however, the audience supported by showering us with love and flocking to the cinema halls to watch the movie. People tell me 'I am brave to do it' but I have to say 'the audiences are brave to watch it'."


We asked Adah if she was emotionally drained with the intense scenes and if she ever like detaching from the character. Pat came her reply, "No, I don't think I have even detached myself from the film till now. When you have heard such stories, you remember them as you are grateful. It was a difficult film to do but I had a great cast, and director, who helped me. For six months, I didn't talk to anyone. I didn't go to any public events. I thought I should cut off myself from the rest of the world as it would look realistic on the screen."

"I lived the character. Mere aankhein sooje rehte the. I used to tell myself- don't dwell in your problems. I met so many girls who shared their intimate details with me. I couldn't cry about my eyes swelling up, and backache. Agar aise kirdaar mile, toh I am happy to give everything for such characters," Adah Sharma stated. She added that she was never 'drained' by her role as it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her and she could never complain about anything.

The Kerala Story is available for streaming on ZEE5.

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