The Kashmir Files, directed by Vivek Agnihotri, was supposed to hit theatres today. However, it appears that the picture has met a snag just hours before its scheduled release. Shalini Khanna, the wife of Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna, claims that the movie portrays her husband incorrectly. On March 4, she had seen the film at its special premiere.
Shalini stated that she had expressed her dissatisfaction with the film when speaking on stage shortly after the premiere. She said, however, that the filmmakers ignored her objections. Shalini pursued legal action after the makers failed to respond.
The order issued by the court reads, “Suit for mandatory injunction directing the defendants to immediately remove and delete the scene and incorrect facts displayed/shown vis-a-vis the husband of the plaintiff, namely Martyr Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna, in the Movie and the trailer of the movie The Kashmir Files, set to be released on March 11, 2022, which is absolutely and entirely unrelated and non-identical to the actual facts occurred as mentioned in the suit by the plaintiff; or in the alternate to amend/alter the scene and the incorrect facts vis-a-vis the husband of the plaintiff namely Martyr Squadron Leader Sh. Ravi Khanna in the movie The Kashmir Files in accordance to the actual and true, occurred on the incidence i.e. on January 25, 1990, whereby the husband of the plaintiff was martyred.”
It further states, “Suit for permanent prohibitory injunction restraining the defendants to release the movie The Kashmir Files until the aforesaid removal, deletion or amendment of the scene and incorrect facts displayed vis-a-vis the husband of the plaintiff in the movie and trailer, contrary to the actual and true facts narrated by the plaintiff in the suit and otherwise also, any other relief that the honourable Court deems fit and necessary.”