Vivek Agnihotri helmed film ‘The Kashmir Files’ has been one of the biggest blockbuster hits of the year. The film made a worldwide box office collection of Rs. 340 Crore. The film starring Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, and Pallavi Joshi among others was praised as well criticised simultaneously, it received mixed reviews from the audience as well as from the critics. In a recent interview, Anurag Kashyap said that he wish that The Kashmir Files is not selected as India’s entry at the Oscars.
On the other hand, SS Rajamouli’s RRR’s impact on the West, Kashyap told Galatta Plus, “The west sees RRR differently than what we see, and they have loved RRR. If RRR becomes India’s selection, 99% it might get nominated at the Academy Awards. That’s the impact RRR has had on the world of Hollywood. India might actually have a nomination in the final five, if RRR is the film that we pick. I don’t know what film anybody is going to pick. I hope not Kashmir Files.”
Now, Agnihotri has responded rigorously to the statements made by Anurag Kashyap and called him a part of the ‘genocide-denier lobby of Bollywood’ as his film is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley in 1990. He posted on his Twitter handle, “IMPORTANT: The vicious, GENOCIDE-DENIER lobby of Bollywood has started their campaign against #TheKashmirFiles for #Oscars, under the leadership of the maker of #Dobaaraa.”