Based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in 1990, “The Kashmir Files” shook the nation. Helmed by a cast of talented actors like Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumar and others, the hard-hitting drama is raking in close to Rs 250 at the Indian box office.
Now filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri and his wife Pallavi Joshi, who also stars as Professor Radhika Menon in the film, are invited by the British Parliament to talk about the plight of Kashmiri Pandits. When Bollywood Hungama asked the director the same question, he replied that the pair will be coming next month.
“Kashmir Files was created for the express purpose of taking the message of genocide of Kashmiri Pandits to every corner of the world. I am glad that we are reaching there,” Vivek told the entertainment portal. He even shared a tweet on his Twitter account which read: “Both the British Parliament and the Indian community in the UK are looking forward to their visit here. Many prominent MPs, MLAs and industrialists from here @vivekagnihotri filmed the film. Have seen and supported it.
Released on March 11, the film did tremendous business at the box office by collecting Rs 234 crore till Tuesday, March 29. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, while sharing the third week numbers, wrote on his Twitter account, “#TheKashmirFiles [Week 3] Venus 4.50 crores, Saturn 7.60 crores, Sun 8.75 crores, Monday 3.10 crores, Mars 2.75 crores. Total: ₹234.03 Crore. #Indian Affairs. Blockbuster of all time. ,
#TheKashmirFiles [Week 3] Venus 4.50 crores, Saturn 7.60 crores, Sun 8.75 crores, Monday 3.10 crores, Mars 2.75 crores. Total: ₹234.03 Crore. #India Trade. Blockbuster of all time. pic.twitter.com/KCgOAZd0R9— Taran Adarsh (@taran_adarsh) 30 March 2022
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Recently ‘The Kashmir Files’ has also been embroiled in a major controversy after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using the film for political purposes after the film was declared copyright free. Taxes in several BJP ruled states including Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
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