Following unfounded criticism of his blockbuster film ‘The Kashmir Files’ by Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid, director Vivek Angnihotri has announced to come up with a documentary series-‘The Kashmir Files Unreported.’
He said that he is doing this to show the entire truth. The truth of the painful exodus and killing of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990.
During an interview with a national Hindi news channel, the director, said, “…We have many stories, anecdotes, truths from which we could have made 10 films instead of one. But we decided to make only one film. But now, I have decided that I will bring out the whole truth. I will title it “The Kashmir Files Unreported”. I will bring it within this year, I am very much determined now.”
“….Now this subject is beyond art and is more about the reputation of this country. It is my moral responsibility that whatever information, proof I have with me and what all people have said, I bring them out and present it in front of people so they know the entire truth,” he said further. He was replying in response to questions related to statement of Nadav Lapid. Nadav was the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Jury Head in Goa recently. He had termed the movie “propaganda” and “vulgar”.
Can never silence me: Vivek
Agnihotri earlier posted a video on his social media accounts. He said, “Terror supporters and genocide deniers can never silence me. The film is based on thorough research and interviews of 700 people…Hindus are even today selectively killed in Kashmir.”
“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?” he added.