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Canadian Filmmaker Calls The Kashmir Files ‘Hate-Mongering Garbage’

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Recently,
during
the
promotions
of

Dobaaraa
,
filmmaker
Anurag
Kashyap
opened
up
about
India’s
official
entry
to
Oscars
and
said
that
he
hopes

The
Kashmir
Files

does
not
become
India’s
official
entry
to
the
Academy
Awards.

In
an
interview
with
Galatta
Plus,
Anurag
said,
“India
might
actually
have
a
nomination
in
the
final
five
if
RRR
is
the
film
they
pick.
I
don’t
know
what
film
anybody
is
going
to
pick.
I
hope
not
The
Kashmir
Files.”
(sic)

As
expected,
his
statement
did
not
go
down
well
with
Vivek
Ranjan
Agnihotri
and
he
slammed
the

Gangs
Of
Wasseypur

director
on
Twitter.

canadian-filmmaker-calls-the-kashmir-files-hate-mongering-garbage

He
tweeted,
“Important:
The
vicious,
genocide-denier
lobby
of
Bollywood
has
started
their
campaign
against
#TheKashmirFiles
for
#Oscars,
under
the
leadership
of
the
maker
of
#Dobaaraa.”
(sic)

Reacting
to
Agnihotri’s
tweet,
a
Canadian
filmmaker
Dylan
Mohan
Gray
tweeted,
“Yeah,
actually
it’s
(hatemongering,
revisionist)
garbage
of
no
artistic
merit
and
will
be
a
further
embarrassment
to
India
if
‘selected’
by
the
‘neutral’
board…
Anurag
Kashyap
is
just
trying
to
preserve
what’s
left
of
the
country’s
good
name.”
(sic)

canadian-filmmaker-calls-the-kashmir-files-hate-mongering-garbage

However,
right
after
his
tweet
grabbed
netizens’
attention,
he
started
getting
trolled
by
netizens.
Apparently,
owing
to
the
same
reason,
he
removed
his
tweet.

Coming
back
to

The
Kashmir
Files,

the
film
is
based
on
the
exodus
of
Kashmiri
Pandits
from
the
Valley
in
the
late-1980s.
Despite
being
mounted
on
a
small
budget,
the
film
earned
humongous
amount
of
money
at
the
box
office
and
garnered
praise
from
every
corner
of
the
nation.
However,
the
film
also
hurt
the
sentiments
of
some
moviegoers
and
they
slammed
the
movie
for
spreading
hatred
in
India.

Directed
by
Agnihotri,
the
film
starred
Anupam
Kher,
Pallavi
Joshi,
Mithun
Chakraborty
and
Darshan
Kumaar
in
the
lead
roles.

Story first published: Thursday, August 18, 2022, 15:15 [IST]


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