Did you know ‘The Kashmir Files’ was passed by the CBFC without any cuts; and Vivek Agnihotri was a part of the Board? | Hindi Movie News

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Vivek Agnihotri‘s ‘The Kashmir Files‘ is ruling the headlines with reactions pouring in from all corners. The film, which focuses on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in the 1990s, has been mired in controversy with the BJP and the opposition parties having conflicting views on it. On one side, the film garnered support from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah and many others, on the other side, it is also being criticised for showing half truth.

So much so that the Central government has accorded ‘Y’ category security cover to director Vivek Agnihotri with CRPF cover pan India. This is the third-highest category of security in the country that has been given to Agnihotri. But did you know that ‘The Kashmir Files‘ was passed by the CBFC without any cuts; and Vivek Agnihotri himself was a part of the Board?

TMC spokesperson, Saket Gokhale shared a post on Instagram and wrote, “The pain of Kashmiri Pandits has been shamelessly used to spread hate, create polarization, & make crores – only to further the BJP’s agenda.” [sic] Check out his post.

Before the release, Vivek Agnihotri had deactivated his Twitter account and claimed that he had been receiving death threats. On February 19, he had put out a message on his Instagram account saying that he had deactivated his Twitter handle. Explaining the reason behind it, he claimed in an open letter that he was receiving death threats that were “mentally challenging”.

‘The Kashmir Files’ has been declared tax-free in several states including Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Goa, Haryana, Gujarat, and Uttarakhand.

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