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The Kashmir Recordsdata press occasion cancelled over ‘Islamophobia’, Vivek Agnihotri says ‘It is anti terrorism movie’


The Kashmir Recordsdata film was launched on March 11

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri on Thursday mentioned there was a world political marketing campaign towards him and his movie “The Kashmir Recordsdata” by overseas media shops which led to the International Correspondents Membership and the Press Membership of India (PCI) cancelling his press convention.

As an alternative, the 48-year-old director held his press convention at a five-star resort within the coronary heart of the nationwide capital, lower than a kilometre away from the PCI.

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The goal behind the press convention, in keeping with Agnihotri, was to “debunk myths, accusations and affect of ‘The Kashmir Recordsdata'”. “It’s actually unlucky that this anti-free speech, anti-truth exercise happened in a authorities owned swanky bungalow or no matter that place is. This property is true in entrance of the Supreme Courtroom, which is the best temple of justice. My movie was denied the press convention which was initiated by the International Correspondents Membership, and in addition it occurred on the World Press Freedom Day,” the filmmaker mentioned.

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“The identical day additionally they printed numerous experiences on how India’s Press Freedom Index goes down. And, it offers me purpose to consider that it is a propaganda. In actual fact, the liberty of press is curbed by the worldwide press, a minimum of in my case,” Agnihotri mentioned.

“The Kashmir Recordsdata”, which was launched throughout the nation on March 11, depicts the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley within the Nineteen Nineties.

Although the movie, starring Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborty and Darshan Kumar, was known as out for its problematic politics by some critics and authors, it carried out nicely on the field workplace by minting over Rs 350 crore.

Agnihotri mentioned he has causes to consider that “some agenda pushed worldwide media homes, who’re really political activists” are attempting to intervene in India’s politics and threatening its sovereignty.

The filmmaker mentioned worldwide media homes shunned the movie initially however when it turned a success, they began approaching him to speak about it.

“The road of query was solely Hindu-Muslim. No one, not even one bothered to ask me about all these victims. Not even one tried to ask me in regards to the details I’ve proven and whether or not they’re proper or unsuitable.

They’d solely two phrases — Muslims and (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi. And, which supplies me purpose to consider that they’re agenda pushed,” he mentioned.

Agnihotri, who has typically in contrast his movie with Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning movie “Schindler’s Checklist”, named the Hollywood filmmaker once more.

The individuals who did not report the “genocide of Kashmiri Hindus are upset with a movie being made on the genocide”, he mentioned. “They do not have the center to ask the identical query to Mr Spielberg who made ‘Schindler’s Checklist’. So, beneath this design, beneath this conspiracy, our press convention was cancelled,” Agnihotri added.

The movie’s detractors typically name it a “government-funded” film, one which promotes Islamophobia, however nothing could possibly be farther from the reality, the director mentioned. “The movie turned a historic success within the first 4 days. By Tuesday, it was indeniable that this movie goes to create historical past. Till then not even one individual mentioned it is authorities supported. However when the prime minister spoke about it in a unique context, immediately it turned authorities funded,” he mentioned.

The director mentioned the previous films made on Kashmir like ‘Fiza’, ‘Fanaa’, ‘Mission Kashmir’, ‘Dil Se’ and ‘Haider’ had been set within the 90s and tackled the problem of terrorism with out mentioning the plight of Kashmiri Pandits.

“They had been all made by large manufacturing homes with the largest of the celebrities concerned. Like, all these movies had been set within the Nineteen Nineties. Not even one movie talked about something about Kashmiri Hindus, neglect genocide, as if Hindus by no means lived in that land,” Agnihotri mentioned. He mentioned the ultimate moments of “The Kashmir Recordsdata” are important of the present authorities as nicely.

Agnihotri mentioned the film doesn’t promote Islamophobhia within the nation and reasonably talks towards “terrorism”. “There’s a world political marketing campaign towards the movie. They blame us for Islamophobia. I categorically placed on file that Islamophobia is getting used as a political weapon towards my movie beneath a world political conspiracy. The movie is definitely anti-terrorism. The movie doesn’t use even as soon as the phrase ‘Muslim’. The movie doesn’t use the phrase Pakistan or Pakistani. It is an anti terrorism movie,” he mentioned.

Requested about his subsequent movie “The Delhi Recordsdata”, which was introduced just a few weeks in the past, he mentioned the film will sort out the occasions which have occurred prior to now and are nonetheless taking place within the nationwide capital.

When requested whether or not he has donated Rs 200 crores from the movie’s revenue to PM Cares fund, the filmmaker retorted, “How can I donate Rs 200 crore? Which producer will get Rs 200 crore? It isn’t doable.

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