Shiv Sena MP, Sanjay Raut, has jumped into The Kashmir Files controversy. While talking to the media, the Sena MP said, “It’s true about the Kashmir Files. There was propaganda by one party against another. A party and the government were busy with publicity. But the maximum number of killings in Kashmir occurred after this film. Kashmir Pandits, security personnel were killed.”
“Where were these Kashmir Files people then? The children of Kashmiri Pandits were also agitating, where were they then? Nobody came forward then, nor were there plans for a Kashmir Files 2.0 – make that too,” he further added.
Nadav Lapid, an Israeli filmmaker and jury head of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which is being held in Goa, condemned the inclusion of Vivek Agnihotri’s “The Kashmir Files” in the list, calling it “propaganda, vulgar movie”.
In the video, Lapid can be heard saying, “All of us were disturbed and shocked by the movie The Kashmir Files. It felt to us like a propaganda, vulgar movie that was inappropriate for an artistic, competitive section of such a prestigious film festival. I feel comfortable sharing my feelings with you since the spirit of the festival can truly accept critical discussion”, Lapid said.