The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri hits back at 'genocide deniers', says, 'A lie was created about exodus'
Mar 23, 2022
MUMBAI : Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri is currently basking in the success of his latest directorial The Kashmir Files. The much talked about film is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in 1990.
While Agnihotri is being lauded by many for showing the hard-hitting reality of Kashmiri Hindus in the movie, a section of people and several Opposition leaders have been criticising the film for its 'one sided' story Agnihotri, who has been fiercely calling the 1990 killings a 'genocide' of Hindus in Kashmir, has also received backlash for using the term.
The filmmaker has now hit back at those questioning the representation of facts in the film.
The Kashmir Files helmer shared the picture of a book titled Genocide of Hindus in Kashmir, which had a sticker of the University of Michigan.
Calling out the 'genocide deniers', Vivek wrote, "I am not the first person to call it Genocide. But systematically books and literature like this were taken off libraries and a lie was created about ‘exodus'. This was indeed the GENOCIDE. Any GENOCIDE DENIER is either a part of terror business or naive. #RightToJustice"
In another tweet, Vivek clapped back at former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah. Sharing a picture of a man, he wrote, "Whenever any Genocide Denier tries to divert by arguing on numbers of dead people, show him this report from 1989 and ask "how many numbers would you give Ramesh Kumar?"
Hitting back at those who called his film's narrative 'propaganda', Vivek Agnihotri shared a video that showed 'Reel v/s Real' versions of some of the scenes from The Kashmir Files. Check out his tweet and the video here:
The Kashmir Files is not just winning praises from the audience, it has also been raking in the moolah at the box office! The film is inching closer to the Rs 200 crore mark and has already collected Rs 190. 10 crore in India. It has broken several records and emerged as the most successful film post COVID-19 pandemic.