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Anupam Kher lashed out at IFFI jury head for calling The Kashmir Files ‘vulgar’

The film The Kashmir Files has again come into controversy. IFFI jury head has taken a jibe at the movie. Nadav Lapid has described the film as 'vulgar propaganda'. Anupam Kher has targeted the IFFI jury head. He tweeted and wrote – No matter how high the height of the lie is. It is always small in comparison to the truth.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: ‘The Kashmir Files’, one of the highest-grossing films of the year 2022, has again come into the limelight. The reason is the statement of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) jury head Nadav Lapid, which he gave at the 53rd Film Festival ceremony held in Goa.

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Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid has described ‘The Kashmir Files’ as ‘vulgar propaganda’. Film star Anupam Kher targeted jury chief Lapid for this statement. At the same time, filmmaker Ashok Pandit called it an insult to Kashmiris. He also targeted the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for making Nadav Lapid the jury head of IFFI.

What did the IFFI Jury Head say?

At the IFFI event being held in Panjim, Goa, Israeli filmmaker criticized the film ‘The Kashmir Files’ and said – We are all upset. This movie seemed like a ‘propaganda, porn film’ to us. The Kashmir Files is not appropriate for such a big prestigious film festival. I am completely comfortable sharing my feelings openly on the platform. This is an important discussion, which should happen without hesitation. It is necessary for art and life.

Anupam Kher lashed out at IFFI jury head
Anupam Kher tweeted

Ashok Pandit wrote in another tweet, “Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid has made fun of India’s war against terrorism by calling The Kashmir Files a vulgar film.” He has insulted 7 lakh Kashmiri Pandits in the BJP government. This raises a big question on the credibility of the IFFI event. Shameful.” Taking a jibe at the Israeli filmmaker, Ashok Pandit said, “The massacre of 3 lakh Kashmiri Hindus cannot be vulgar. ,

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The Kashmir Files’ was screened at IFFI on November 22 as a part of the Indian Panorama Section. The movie is based on the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in the 1990s.

The jury board of the 53rd International Film Festival in Goa has distanced itself from its head’s remarks on ‘The Kashmir Files’ movie, calling them “completely his personal opinion”.

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