Anupam Kher’s outstanding performance in ‘The Kashmir Files’ has received widespread praise. He claimed the role is about the truth in Kashmir and that it is the product of his grief as a Kashmir Pandit and listening to the horrific experiences of his community members.
“I act… play roles… but this time I haven’t portrayed any character,” Kher told the press in the Capital. I didn’t do it. ‘The Kashmir Files’ is not about discussion… what happened to the Kashmiri Pandits 32 years ago… 90 crore people in the country remained mute, the police had fled, the Army was in the barracks… no one knew what had happened to us. There was no trial, and no one was punished. The film is about knocking on every Indian’s soul. “My name is Pushkar Nath.”
“It is not a film, but a wound that will never heal,” Kher added. He claimed that the film revealed a truth that had never been revealed before. His character, Pushkar Nath, is the lead of the film; he is the heart and soul of the harrowing dram
Vivek Agnihotri And Anupam Kher On Kashmir Files.
The makers of the recent super hit film ‘The Kashmir Files’ held a press conference in Delhi following the film’s release on March 11 was a big success. While filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri and actress Pallavi Joshi discussed the film’s significance at this time, renowned actor Anupam Kher traveled in from Mumbai, despite a busy filming schedule, to celebrate the film’s triumph.
Despite all odds, the film grossed roughly Rs. 27.15 crores in its debut weekend, with packed houses in cities throughout the country. In a press conference, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri stated that “The Kashmir Files” has genuinely become a people’s film. He discussed how people were living in denial regarding the Kashmiri Hindu Genocide, which prompted him to make the video, according to him.
“Even when it came to me, I knew everything there was to know about the Holocaust but nothing about Kashmiri Pandits.” “I believe this film has a significant role to play in tracking India’s present and future,” Vivek Agnihotri said. The film was intended to be released in 2019, but the Covid-19 kept movie theatres shuttered. “We took advantage of this moment to conduct special screenings of the film in other countries to raise awareness about the story.” As a result, an Indian film was used as a diplomatic tool to boost the country’s soft power.”
Vivek Agnihotri discusses the use of the movie to project soft power.
Between 1942 and 1945, when World War II broke out, the CIA teamed up with Hollywood producers to have the world see the American side of the narrative. Thus, throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Hollywood was on a soft-power mission, telling stories that were in line with American interests. When it comes to Kashmir, Agnihotri pointed out that India has been targeted numerous times by (information) warfare. “When I flew to the United States for the film, I noticed expensive hoardings in Times Square declaring Free Kashmir, which was often paid for by Indian students living there. The same anti-India effort was replicated in stories authored by Indian journalists in The Washington Post and The New York Times.”
As a result, the filmmakers decided to show The Kashmir Files in 16 different cities across the United States. While the film was well-received, Agnihotri noted that it was backed by 36 independent organizations in the United States. “We toured the film with a purpose to showcase the film to Americans including Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, and not only the Indian diaspora,” Agnihotri said of the Congressional reception held for the film on Capitol Hill in Washington (parliament). “Senators who are typically involved in anti-India Free Kashmir initiatives attended the reception, and even they acknowledged that this was not an exodus but a genocide,” the filmmaker stated.
According to Vivek Agnihotri, the film’s victory came when people who saw The Kashmir Files during multiple showings in America raised money out of their own free will to display the film’s poster on the same site where Free Kashmir posters used to hang.
The Rhode Island State Legislature has pledged its support for the film.
Vivek Agnihotri and KP diaspora member Surinder Kaul spoke at the press conference about the film’s support from the east coast state of Rhode Island in the United States. Historically a Democratic stronghold, the state of Rhode Island has been a popular speaking venue for US leftist politicians. After seeing the video, Ryan Pattrick Kennedy, the speaker pro tempore of the Rhode Island USA House of Representatives, proclaimed support of The Kashmir Files.
“This certificate offers new prominence to the history of Kashmiri Pandits,” veteran actor Anupam Kher said of the particular gesture. Surinder Kaul went on to say that the certificate was signed by Democratic Rep. Ryan Pattrick Kennedy, Speaker Joseph Shekarchi, the Majority Democratic and Minority Republican leaders of the House of Representatives.
Anupam Kher chastises Congress for denying Kashmiri Pandits’ genocide.
“Pandits departed the valley en masse under the supervision of Governor Jagmohan, who was an RSS guy,” the INC Kerala Twitter account claimed on Sunday. The migration began under the BJP-backed VP Singh administration.”
“From Motilal Nehru to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who always referred to himself as a Kashmiri Pandit, to Indira and Rajiv Gandhi, the fate of the Congress now rests in Rahul Gandhi’s hands,” says a statement. Agnihotri remarked when asked about Congress’ controversial stance on the film. Who are we to stop the grandchildren of a distinguished dynasty from humiliating their forefathers?”
According to Anupam Kher, this is the time when all the lies will be exposed. Even after so much proof has surfaced and The Kashmir Files has been released, the Kerala Congress continues to propagate the same lies. In my opinion, we should not pay attention to them. They’ve become dynastic and have fallen,” says the narrator. “They (the Congress) are attempting to strike relevance by making us talk about them,” he continued. I’m not going to give them that much weight.”
The Kashmir Files, directed by Vivek Agnihotri, will be released internationally on March 11 with a spectacular opening. The lead characters are Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Bhasha Sumbli, Darshan Kumar, and Chinmay Mandlekar.