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Vivek Agnihotri slams Wikipedia for calling ‘The Kashmir Files’ exodus story ‘inaccurate’

ByRandall B. Phelps

May 1, 2022

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri’s latest film titled The Kashmir Files became the talk of the town as soon as it hit the big screens and recently concluded 50 days after its release. The film focused on the harrowing reality of Kashmiri Pandits and their experiences. The film’s summary on Wikipedia, however, describes the film as “inaccurate” and mentions that it has a “fictional storyline”.

Vivek Agnihotri on The Kashmir Files Description from Wikipedia

Vivek Agnihotri took to his social media account on Sunday and shared a screenshot of the Wikipedia page for his recently released movie Kashmir Records. The film’s description online mentions that it revolves around the exodus of Hindus from Kashmir, which is “widely considered inaccurate”. The synopsis of the film read:The Kashmir Files is a 2022 Indian Hindi drama film written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri. The film features a fictional storyline centered around the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus to the disputed region of Kashmir. He paints the exodus of the early 1990s as genocide, a notion widely considered inaccurate and associated with conspiracy theories. ‘Islamophobia…propaganda…sanghi…sectarianism…etc’. You are unable to access your secular credentials. Hurry, edit more.”

50 days of The Kashmir Files

The director recently celebrated the “victory of truth” by marking the film’s 50 days on the big screen. Calling it a “popular movie”, Agnihotri expressed his gratitude to the audience, writing, “Today #TheKashmirFiles completes 50 days in theaters and continues to run successfully. It’s a victory for truth. It’s a victory for humanity. This is truly a popular film. . Thank you all. #RightToJustice.”

The film saw Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumar, Pallavi Joshi and others playing pivotal roles and was all about the experiences and traumas faced by Kashmiri Pandits. After the success of the film, Agnihotri made headlines by announcing the third part of his trilogy – The Delhi Files. The film will focus on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the news took the internet by storm when it was announced.

Image: Instagram/Vivek Agnihotri

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