The Kashmir Files Controversy: Israel’s ambassador lashed out at IFFI’s jury head, wrote in an open letter – You should be ashamed – News X

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The Kashmir Files Controversy: Israel’s ambassador lashed out at IFFI’s jury head, wrote in an open letter – You should be ashamed
– News X

Controversy has once again arisen regarding ‘The Kashmir Files’. For the first time in the film, a producer and director dared to show the massacre of Kashmiri Pandits. Everyone knows the story of pain and suffering of Kashmiri Pandits.

The Kashmir Files | Controversy has once again arisen regarding ‘The Kashmir Files’. For the first time in the film, a producer and director dared to show the massacre of Kashmiri Pandits. Everyone knows the story of pain and suffering of Kashmiri Pandits but people avoided even talking about it to remain in the eyes of a section of people. Now, for the first time, the story of the murder of Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir has been conveyed to the people through cinema. Controversy arose at the time of the film’s release as well and once again when Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid, jury chief of the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), has termed Hindi film “The Kashmir Files” as “propaganda” and an “obscene” film. Addressing the closing ceremony of IFFI 2022, Lapid said that he was upset and surprised that the film was being screened at the film festival.

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on The Kashmir Files Israeli filmmaker raised questions

by Nadav Lapid Said we all are troubled and shocked by the film ‘The Kashmir Files’. It struck us as a propaganda and vulgar film that was inappropriate for an artistic and competitive section of such a prestigious film festival. I feel comfortable sharing this spirit with you openly because the spirit of the festival can truly embrace the critical discussion that is so essential to art and life,” Lapid said.

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Israeli ambassador rebukes IFFI jury head

Relations between Israel and India have been very cordial. In such a situation, Israel does not want to spoil its relations with India at all because of the views of any one person. In such Nadav Lapid after lewd comments on the film Israeli envoy Nor Gilon’s statement came. Israeli envoy Nor Gillon Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid condemned the statement and responded to it.

Citing his roots, Israeli envoy Nor Gillon wrote an oven letter condemning filmmaker Nadav Lapid’s comments about the Indian film, The Kashmir Files. Shame on you, he said, lashing out at Nadav Lapid. In Indian culture, guest is called God. You have misused the Indian invitation to chair the panel of judges at IFFI Goa as well as their trust, respect and warm welcome in the worst possible way. We were invited by our Indian friends to show love for Israel in India. Maybe that’s why they invited you as an Israeli and me as ambassador to Israel.

‘The Kashmir Files’ was released in cinema halls on 11 March. It was part of the ‘Indian Panorama section’ of IFFI and was screened on 22 November. The writer and director of this film is Vivek Agnihotri. Its producers are Zee Studios. The film is based on the community’s exodus from Kashmir after the killing of Kashmiri Pandits by Pakistan-backed terrorists. It stars actors Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Joshi in pivotal roles.

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