The Kashmir Files-IFFI Row: After facing backlash in India, Vivek Agnihotri’s controversial film is making headlines again after Israeli filmmaker, Nadav Lapid, who served as the chief jury for IFFI, The Kashmir Files called the film ‘obscene’, ‘inappropriate’ and ‘inappropriate’. A ‘propaganda film’. This sparked a new controversy. During the closing ceremony of the film festival, his statement on the film created a stir on the internet. leading actor Anupam KherPallavi Joshi and even director Vivek Agnihotri took to their social media handles to express their disagreement.
Now in a new turn of events, Nadav Lapid’s comment has found a supporter in Bollywood. Dabangg actress Swara Bhaskar came forward in support of Nadav Lapid’s comment. She took to her Twitter handle and wrote, “Apparently it is very clear to the world”. As soon as she posted her tweet, netizens started trolling her. One user wrote, ‘It is better than a vibrator promoting the film of a failed actress living in propaganda.’ Another wrote, ‘Take tension of your career madam. Lifetime collection of all your films will not be that much ‘. Another tweeted, “Baby mind your business, if payment is not received.”
Anupam Kher reacts to The Kashmir Files controversy
Whereas, Kher, in a Twitter post, shared a series of pictures from renowned American filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed film “Schindler’s List” along with a picture from “The Kashmir Files”. “No matter how big a lie is, it is always smaller than the truth,” wrote the actor, who attended a special screening of the film at the 53rd IFFI on November 22.
Vivek Agnihotri reacts to IFFI controversy
Agnihotri, on the other hand, wrote on Twitter, “GM. Truth is the most dangerous thing. It can make people lie. #CreativeConsciousness.”
“The Kashmir Files”, which was released in cinemas on 11 March, was part of the Indian Panorama section at IFFI and screened on 22 November. Written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri and produced by Zee Studios, the film depicts the exodus of Kashmiris. Hindus in Kashmir after the killings of people from the community by Pakistan-backed terrorists. It also starred Darshan Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Joshi.
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