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Adah Sharma-starrer ‘The Kerala Story’ crosses Rs 200 crore mark at ticket counters on Day 20

Adah Sharma starrer film 'The Kerala Story' has crossed the 200 crore mark. Adah Sharma's film has become the second highest grosser after Pathaan. Adah Sharma has made a big claim regarding her film.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: ‘The Kerala Story’ despite facing all the controversies and restrictions, has managed to make huge money at the box office. The film has minted around Rs 210 crore at the ticket counters so far as its total box office collection reached around Rs 210.17 crore as of Wednesday. The film’s lead actress Adah Sharma has claimed that ‘The Kerala Story’ has become the first female-led film to cross the Rs 200 crore mark at the box office in India. The actress has also shared a thank you note on her Instagram.

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The film raked in Rs 81.14 crore on its first week and went onto rake in Rs 90.58 crore in its second week. The Kerala Story made Rs 6.60 crore on its third Friday, Rs 9.15 crore on its third Saturday, Rs 11.50 crore on its third Sunday, Rs 4.50 crore on its third Monday, Rs 3.50 crore on its third Tuesday, and is estimated to have collected around Rs 3.20 crore on its third Wednesday, as per trade portal Sacnilk.

Apart from the poster, AdHa has given place to some more pictures in her post, in which Ada is seen with the film’s producer Vipul Shah and director Sudipto Sen. Whereas, in the next pictures, the actress is seen clicking pictures with some girls.

The Kerala Story focuses on the stories of three women from Kerala who were allegedly forcefully converted to Islam and recruited to the terror outfit ISIS. Directed by Sudipto Sen and backed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the film features Adah Sharma, Sonia Balani, Siddhi Idnani, Yogita Bihani, and Pranay Pachauri in lead roles.

The film has been controversy’s favourite child ever since its trailer released on YouTube. The trailer landed into hot waters due to its description which read: “heartbreaking and gut-wrenching stories of 32,000 females in Kerala…”. Shortly after the trailer release, a petition was filed against the film with the Supreme Court seeking a stay on its release. The petition said that the film was the “worst kind of hate speech” and “audio-visual propaganda”.

Also Read :- SC pauses West Bengal government's ban on 'The Kerala Story'

The top court said that the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) certified the film for public viewing. It also asked the makers to add a disclaimer saying that the film is a fictitious story and not inspired from real events.

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