In a recent interview, Nadav Lapid addressed the whole controversy on his statement on “The Kashmir Files” as he apologized to the people for hurting their sentiments. Reacting to his apology filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri claimed that he doesn’t care about his apology anymore.
In a conversation with Hindustan Times, Vivek Agnihotri claimed that he doesn’t care about Nadav Lapid’s apology anymore, Vivek said, “I don’t even care what he says. Mere liye baat khatam ho gai hai. Seriously, I don’t care about what he says or doesn’t say,”
For the unversed, in a recent conversation with CNN-News18, Nadav apologised for hurting the sentiments of people he said, “I didn’t want to insult anyone, and my aim was never to insult people or their relatives, who have suffered. I totally totally totally apologize if that’s the way they interpreted.”
Nadav Lapid also claimed that Vivek Agnihotri knew that his statement was not based on the “Kashmir Conflict” but was aimed at the manipulative nature of his film The Kashmir Files and said, “Listen, I’m sure that the film director is furious. I also would have been furious if someone would call my films in the same way… The filmmaker knows very well that the question is not what exactly were the facts… I never doubted the facts, I don’t have the capacity, the tools, to say what happened in Kashmir… I was talking about the movie, and such a serious topic, in my opinion, deserves a serious movie.”
Nadav Lapid’s Controversial Statement On “The 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.”
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