Blockbuster film ‘The Kashmir Files’ is once again creating ripples off the screen. After Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader Yasin Malik pleaded guilty, film director Vivek Agnihotri asked Arvind Kejriwal and Shashi Tharoor whether they still feel like laughing. The director also took on actor-turned-writer “Dear star-wife, still wanna make nail files?” Vivek Agnihotri tweeted without naming Twinkle Khanna; who had earlier joked about The Kashmir Files and had said she would make a film about disastrous manicures and would name it ‘Nail Files’.
Dear Genocide Deniers,
Still want to call it ISLAMOPHOBIC and half-truth?
Still wanna make nail-files?
हम देखेंगे… https://t.co/MchtlEieft
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) May 10, 2022
Calling them ‘genocide deniers’, the director asked whether they will still use the terms ‘Islamophobic and half-truth’ for the film, even after the news of Yasin Malik. “Finally, the justice will be done. This is the other side of the story. I am grateful to god to have helped me play a small role in getting justice for my brothers and sisters,” Agnihotri tweeted.
The ‘Kashmir Files movie has been at the center of controversy ever since the BJP-ruled states decided to make the movie tax-free. Kejriwal had mocked the BJP for using the film as propaganda and instead suggested that the movie be uploaded on Youtube so that everyone could watch it.
Hypocrites don’t like people with conviction.
Like Cockroaches come out with a little vibration, similarly hypocrites come out to attack you with your little success.
Make friends with your enemies but never with hypocrites & opportunists. #CreativeConsciousness
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) May 11, 2022
“In the last 25 years, since the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits, there has been a BJP government at the Center for 13 years…. but not even a single Kashmiri Pandit has been settled back there. BJP politicized Kashmiri Pandits’ atrocities. Now, they are making films about their tragedy and earning money,” Kejriwal had said.
— India TV (@indiatvnews) May 10, 2022
Shashi Tharoor brought the ban on the film in Singapore into focus, which led to a fresh row on Tuesday. His late wife Sunanda Pushkar was also named in the fierce Twitter battle forcing Tharoor to issue a statement: “Dragging my late wife Sunanda into this matter was unwarranted and contemptible …. those attempting to exploit her when she is not around to speak for herself: She believed in reconciliation, not hate,” Tharoor wrote. He added that he never mocked or disparaged the pain of Kashmiri Pandits.
References: Hindustan Times, Times of India
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