‘Grateful to jobless Bollywoodiyas for building new flats for me everyday’
Vivek Agnihotri responds to rumours that he purchased a 17.9 crore flat, saying, ‘Grateful to jobless Bollywoodiyas for building new flats for me everyday.’
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri resorted to social media to deny rumours that he purchased a magnificent condominium in Mumbai worth Rs 17.90 crore following the success of his film ‘The Kashmir Files.’
On his Twitter account, the filmmaker posted a screenshot of the story with the caption, “I am really thankful to all the Congressis, AAPiyas, and jobless Bollywoodiyas who are constantly constructing new residences for me and outfitting them with fine furniture. I was really fond of the sofa from 10 Janpath.”
Earlier reports indicated that Vivek and his wife Pallavi Joshi purchased a magnificent flat on the 30th floor of Versova’s Parthenon Towers, which had a total area of 3,258 square feet and three parking spaces. The apartment cost a whooping 18 crores.
Aside from that, Vivek recently made news when Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid made contentious statements about his film ‘The Kashmir File’ during the IFFI Goa closing ceremony. He went on to label it offensive, nasty, and propaganda. According to an Economic Times article from a few months ago, Vivek and his wife, actress Pallavi Joshi, bought a magnificent flat on the 30th floor of Versova’s Parthenon Towers, which was created by Ecstasy Realty. The couple paid a hefty Rs 17.9 crore for the flat, which is 3,258 square feet and includes three parking spaces.
In response to his remark, Vivek posted a video on his social media account in which he is heard saying, “I challenge all of these urban naxals, as well as the legendary filmmaker who came from Israel, that if they can prove that any single shot, event, or dialogue is not entirely true, I will stop making films. Who are these people who always stand up to India?”
The film was released in theatres earlier this month and broke all box-office records. The film, directed by Vivek Agnihotri and starring Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, and Pallavi Joshi, is based on the 1990 massacres of Kashmiri Pandits in the valley. In India, both viewers and critics praised the picture. Meanwhile, Vivek has been making headlines since Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid’s remarks about his film ‘The Kashmir Files’ at the recently concluded International Film Festival of India (IFFI) sparked a controversy. The Kashmir Files, based on the mass exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from the Valley in the 1990s, debuted to mixed reviews.
During the IFFI 2022 closing ceremony in Goa, the Iranian filmmaker, who was also the Jury Head, referred to Vivek Agnihotri’s film as “propaganda” and “vulgar,” causing a tremendous outcry. He then apologised, telling CNN-News18, “I didn’t wish to hurt anyone, and my goal was never to disparage anyone or their family who have suffered.” I sincerely apologise if that was how they perceived it.”