FWICE Slams Nadav Lapid For His Shocking Remark On The Kashmir Files

Condemning Nadav Lapid's statement on The Kashmir Files FWICE has now demanded Lapid to issue a written apology.

Recently, IFFI jury head, Nadav Lapid criticized Vivek Agnihotri’s film The Kashmir Files. During the closing ceremony, Lapid stated that he was disturbed and shocked by the movie The Kashmir Files. His statement sparked massive outrage among Bollywood celebs who later criticized him for his controversial remark. Meanwhile, recently FWICE condemned Nadav Lapid’s statement on The Kashmir Files, in an official statement FWICE has now demanded Nadav issue an apology in “written”.

FWICE statement read, “The FWICE strongly condemns the statements of Israeli Film maker Nada Lapid and seek immediate unconditional apology from him in writing. We appeal the Director of the Film Festival to oppose the statement of Nadav Lapid. We are surprised to note the silence of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting over the entire controversy. FWICE hereby stands with solidarity in support of all our Film Makers, Producers, Artists and Technicians associated with the Indian Film Industry,” 

Nadav Lapid’s Controversial Remark On Kashmir Files

During the closing ceremony, IFFI jury head Nadav Lapid spoke on the behalf of the jury and said, “There were 15 films in the international competition. Fourteen out of them had cinematic qualities…and evoked vivid discussions. We were, all of us, disturbed and shocked by the 15th film, The Kashmir Files. That felt to us like a propaganda, vulgar movie, inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival.”

He added, “I feel totally comfortable to share openly these feelings here with you on stage since the spirit that we felt in the festival can surely accept a critical discussion which is essential for art and life,” 

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