The Kerala Story’s box office earnings in India became Rs 200 crore, the producers announced on Monday.
Sunshine Pictures, the film’s production company, stated in a press release that The Kerala Story had reached a net box office total of Rs 200 crore and is still expanding across India.
The Hindi film, which was directed by Sudipto Sen and starred Adah Sharma, was released on May 5 in India.
The Kerala Story, a Vipul Shah production, details the forced conversion and recruitment of Keralan women by the Islamic State (IS).
The West Bengal government on May 8 banned the film, which has split the political debate in the nation and raised concerns about tensions across ethnicities. Due to the law-and-order situation and low attendance, Tamil Nadu theatres decided to stop showing the film starting on May 7.
Last week, the Supreme Court ordered Tamil Nadu to guarantee viewers’ safety while staying the West Bengal government’s decree banning the film in the state.
The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), which has its headquarters in Pune, held a protest on Saturday while a special screening of the film was being held there.