The Kashmir Files: Screenwriter and director Saeed Akhtar Mirza recently took a brutal dig at Vivek Agnihotri’s film “The Kashmir Files” after he called the film “garbage”. The veteran filmmaker further opened up about the topic and stated that apart from Kashmiri Hindus, Muslims are also caught in the trap of politics.
Speaking to The Indian Express Saeed Akhtar Mirza said, “For me, The Kashmir Files is garbage. Is the Kashmiri Pandit issue garbage? No, it’s not. It’s real. Is it just Kashmiri Hindus? No. Muslims, too, are caught in an incredibly vulgar trap of the machinations of intelligence agencies, nations with so-called national interests, and paid guys from across the border, who continue to create havoc. The point is not to take sides. Be human and try to understand.”
Reacting to the same Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri tweeted, “Maine kaha Mirza sahab ko Salaam. Fir milte hain Janaab, #TheDelhiFiles ke baad. 2024.” In a follow up tweet Vivek wrote, “I never wanted to say this but I think it’s time to speak the HARSH TRUTH: All their lives they made films on Muslim victimhood. Only India has a genre called ‘Muslim Social’. Hindus made these people rich & famous. Yet, ungrateful Bollywood has zero empathy towards Hindus.”
All About “The Kashmir Files”
Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ was released worldwide on 11th March and took the box office by storm. The small-budget film raked over Rs 330 cr at the box office and garnered unparallel love from the audience. The film depicted the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley in the 1990s. Before this, Vivek directed ‘The Tashkent Files’ based on the mysterious death of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966.
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