Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid on Monday made a controversial remark on the movie ‘The Kashmir Files’. Lapid called the film “propaganda, vulgar” at the International Film Festival of India closing ceremony. After this Filmmaker, Vivek Agnihotri reacted to the remark and shared a video.
Meanwhile, Vivek Agnihotri shared a video on Instagram and wrote, “Terror supporters and Genocide deniers can never silence me. Jai Hind. #TheKashmirFiles #ATrueStory.”
“Yesterday at IFFI, a jury member called ‘The Kashmir Files’ a propaganda and a vulgar film. This is not a new thing for me, because these types of comments are being made by many terrorist organizations, urban Naxals, and the people who want to divide India. But what surprises me the most is, that this narrative of dividing Kashmir from India by some terrorists was supported on stage at an event organized by the Government of India,” Agnihotri said in a video.
Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid on Monday made a controversial remark on the movie ‘The Kashmir Files’ and called the film “propaganda, vulgar” at the International Film Festival of India closing ceremony. A video from the festival went viral in which Lapid was seen speaking this.
“Who are these people? These are the same people who called this film propaganda since the day I started working on the film. This film was made after interviewing more than 700 people whose family members were cut into pieces and gang raped. Were all those people talking propaganda or vulgar? The land where once Hindus were in majority has no Hindus today, and many Hindus are killed every other day. Is it propaganda or vulgarity? Yaseen Malik accepted his terrorism and he is in jail today. Is this propaganda or vulgarity?” Agnihotri said.
After making this remark actors and filmmakers condemned the controversial comment in which actor Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumaar, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Vice President Abhinav Prakash were included.
Moreover, Agnihotri further stated, “I challenge all these urban Naxals and the legendary filmmaker who came from Israel, that if they can prove any single shot, event or dialogue is not completely true then I will quit filmmaking. Who are these people who stand up against India every time? These are the same people who never allowed Moplah’s and Kashmir’s truth to come out. These are the same people who were selling burning pyres for just some dollars, and now when I announced my next film ‘The Vaccine War’ they are standing against it also, but I am not afraid, to do whatever you want to do but I will fight.”
However, in 2022 filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ was released in theatres and is based on the real story of the Hindu exodus in the 1990s in which Kashmiri Pandits were killed.
Furthermore, the movie ‘The Kashmir Files’ was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood movies of 2022.
Earlier Israeli envoy to India Naor Gilon also slammed the IFFI Jury Head and apologized for the conduct of his countryman on Tuesday.
Taking to Twitter Gilon tweeted, “An open letter to #NadavLapid following his criticism of #KashmirFiles. It’s not in Hebrew because I wanted our Indian brothers and sisters to be able to understand. It is also relatively long so I’ll give you the bottom line first. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED.”
Gilon tweeted in a series and talked about the friendship between India and Israel and will survive the damage inflicted by him.