International Film Festival of India 2022 jury member Sudipto Sen has mentioned jury head Nadav Lapid’s comment about The Kashmir Files “was completely his personal opinion” and that they as a workforce of jury members “never mentioned anything about our likes or dislikes”. He additionally mentioned that the jury members “don’t indulge in any kind of political comments”. Also learn: Anupam Kher calls IFFI jury head’s statement on The Kashmir Files pre-planned
In a tweet put up midnight, Sudipto shared his assertion after Nadav Lapid known as The Kashmir Files ‘propaganda, vulgar’ on the closing ceremony of IFFI. The notice learn: “Whatever has been said by IFFI 2022 Jury Chairman Mr. Nadav Lapid about the film Kashmir Files, from the stage of closing ceremony of 53rd IFFI was completely his personal opinion. In the official presentation of the Jury Board to the Festival Director and in the official Press Conference, where we 4 juries (the fifth jury had to leave for her personal emergency) were present and interacted with the press, we never mentioned anything about our likes or dislikes. Both were our official collective opinion. As juror, we are assigned to judge the technical, aesthetic quality and socio-cultural relevance of a film. We don’t indulge in any kind of political comments on any film and if it is done, it is completely in personal capacity – nothing to do with the esteemed Jury Board.”
He additional wrote in a tweet, “We are proud to judge & award Best 6 cinema/individuals of our time unanimously. #IFFI stands behind its fair selection of films representing diverse themes & complex viewpoints from all over the world, just as it acknowledges their subjective interpretations. #IFFI2022 @nfdcindia.”
Speaking on the closing ceremony, Nadav had mentioned referring to The Kashmir Files, “That felt like a propaganda, vulgar movie, inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival.”
Reacting to the same, The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri simply said, “Truth is the most dangerous thing. It can make people lie.” Anupam Kher, who performed the position of a Kashmiri Pandit within the movie and hails from the identical group, additionally reacted to the incident in an announcement to the media outdoors a temple.
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