Vivek Agnihotri has posted a cryptic tweet hours after his movie The Kashmir Files was termed ‘vulgar propaganda’ by the jury head on the ongoing 53rd International Film Festival of India. Without mentioning the movie or the incident, Vivek tweeted about how ‘truth can make people lie’. Many on social media, nonetheless, took this as a direct dig on the controversy. Also learn: Anupam Kher calls IFFI jury head’s assertion on The Kashmir Files pre-planned
On Monday evening, whereas talking on the 53rd International Film Festival of India in Goa, Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid, this 12 months’s jury head, stated he was ‘disturbed’ to observe The Kashmir Files and termed it propaganda. While the movie’s lead actor Anupam Kher has termed this assertion ‘pre-planned’, Vivek didn’t check with the controversy instantly. He tweeted on Tuesday morning, “GM (good morning). Truth is the most dangerous thing. It can make people lie. #CreativeConsciousness”
On Monday evening, whereas talking on the pageant, Nadav Lapid addressed The Kashmir Files specifically and stated, “That felt like a propaganda, vulgar movie, inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival. I feel totally comfortable to openly share these feelings here with you on this stage. In the spirit of this festival, can surely also accept a critical discussion, which is essential for art and life.” News company ANI reported that the organisers of the pageant refused to touch upon the assertion.
Actor Anupam Kher, who performed the lead in The Kashmir Files, has responded although. On Tuesday morning, whereas talking to the media, he referred to Lapid and stated, “It seems pre-planned as immediately after that the toolkit gang became active. It’s shameful for him to make a statement like this. Jews have suffered Holocaust and he comes from that community. For him to make such a statement, he has also pained those people who have been victims of this tragedy many years ago. May God give him wisdom so that he does not further his agenda on stage using the sufferings of thousands.”
The Kashmir Files, directed by Agnihotri, additionally stars Mithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumaar, and Pallavi Joshi amongst others. The movie relies on actual incidents that occurred within the Kashmir Valley within the early Nineties that concerned the targetted killings of Kashmiri Pandits and the following mass exodus of the neighborhood.