The Kashmir Files directed by Vivek Agnihotri and starring Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborthy, Pallavi Joshi and more has attracted controversies ever since its release. The film’s plot revolves around Kashmiri Pandits and the exodus that took place back in the ’90s. Its theatrical run which garnered great numbers at the box office has sparked divided reactions among viewers. Now, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti has opened up about the film.
Mufti called out the Centre alleging that their endorsement of the film isn’t well-meaning. She also added that the government is “weaponising” the plight of Kashmiri Pandits. In a Tweet condemning the move, the politician wrote, “The manner in which GOI [Government of India] is aggressively promoting Kashmir Files & is weaponising pain of Kashmiri Pandits makes their ill intention obvious.”
She added, “Instead of healing old wounds & creating a conducive atmosphere between the two communities, they are deliberately tearing them apart.”
The manner in which GOI is aggressively promoting Kashmir Files & is weaponising pain of Kashmiri Pandits makes their ill intention obvious. Instead of healing old wounds & creating a conducive atmosphere between the two communities, they are deliberately tearing them apart.
PM Narendra Modi recently appreciated the film, giving it a rave review. He also extended his support for the film, going as far as slamming critics who gave it a bad review. Elsewhere, a movie screening was halted due to a clash in the audience. In other headlines, #BoycottKapilSharma was trending on social media as some fans believed he refused to call the film’s cast and crew on The Kapil Sharma Show.
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