Vivek Agnihotri, the director of The Kashmir Files, has stated that fellow filmmaker Anurag Kashyap tried to ‘sabotage’ his movie, which launched earlier this yr. Anurag had not too long ago acknowledged in an interview that he wouldn’t need The Kashmir Files to be India’s official entry for the Oscars. Calling it Anurag’s ‘campaign’ in opposition to the movie, Vivek stated it was ‘ethically and morally wrong’. Also learn: Anurag Kashyap hopes The Kashmir Files doesn’t go to Oscars, Vivek Agnihotri reacts
The Kashmir Files featured Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborty and Darshan Kumar in lead roles. The movie opened to largely constructive critiques and emerged as one of many top-grossing Hindi movies this yr. The movie relies on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley within the late-Nineteen Eighties. While the movie obtained essential popularity of portrayal of a delicate problem, many additionally criticised it for lack of objectivity in depicting the battle.
Speaking with India Today, Vivek stated that Bollywood at all times had an issue along with his movie. “There have been ideological differences in Bollywood. Amitabh Bachchan was in Congress, Dharamendra in BJP, Jaya Bachchan was in Samajwadi Party but still people have worked beautifully with each other. But here the problem with The Kashmir Files is that certain section of Bollywood, media and a whole lot of other places didn’t want this film to be made. Once it got made, they didn’t want it to be released. Once it released, they didn’t want it to be successful. And now they are coming out and saying it shouldn’t go for Oscars,” he stated.
In a current interview with Galatta Plus, Anurag Kashyap had stated SS Rajamouli’s RRR was the right option to be India’s entry for the Oscars however The Kashmir Files shouldn’t be despatched. Addressing Anurag’s remark in regards to the movie, Vivek added, “I don’t have a problem with anybody criticising the film. In every interview, I say I am the greatest fan of SS Rajamouli. Vijayendra ji (Rajamouli’s father and RRR’s writer) is a very dear friend of mine, like an older brother. Any film can go for Oscar, how does it matter. It’s the jury, which will decide. So wishing this film (RRR) goes is fine but pinpointing a certain film with which you had problems in the past and you have tried to sabotage it. Now you are running a campaign that it should not go for Oscars is ethically and morally wrong. I make my film very passionately so I can protect them very passionately.”
The Kashmir Files was launched in theatres on March 11 this yr and had a gradual begin, making simply over ₹3 crore on day one. But it grew strongly by way of phrase of mouth, ending with a lifetime haul of ₹340 crore. Its ₹15-crore finances means it is without doubt one of the most profitable movies in Indian cinema historical past.