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Will stop making films if Lapid can prove any event of ‘Kashmir Files’ not absolute truth: Vivek Agnihotri

BY , Nov 29, 2022 1:45 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

“The Kashmir Files” director Vivek Agnihotri said he will quit filmmaking if intellectuals, including Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid, are able to prove that events depicted in his film are false.

A day after Lapid, who served as the chairperson of IFFI’s international jury termed “The Kashmir Files” “vulgar and propaganda”, Agnihotri challenged his detractors saying he will “keep fighting”.

“I challenge the world’s intellectuals and ‘urban Naxals’ as well as the great filmmaker who came from Israel if they can prove that any shot, dialogue or event of ‘The Kashmir Files’ is not absolute truth, I’ll stop making films. I’m not someone who will back down. Issue as many fatwas as you want, but I’ll keep fighting,” the Indian filmmaker said in a video statement shared on his official Twitter page.

Comments made by Lapid, viewed as an anti-establishment voice, came at the closing ceremony of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.

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