The Kashmir Files becomes eligible for an Oscar nominations
As The Kashmir Files becomes eligible for an Oscar nomination, Mithun Chakraborty thinks Nadav Lapid has “found the solution.”
Mithun Chakraborty responds to criticism of The Kashmir Files, saying the film’s inclusion on the Oscar qualifying film list is a retort to those who termed his picture ‘vulgar’ and a ‘propaganda’ film. Vivek Agnihotri is the director of The Kashmir Files.
Actor Mithun Chakraborty has spoken out about the controversy surrounding The Kashmir Files. For the first time, he addressed those who had previously referred to his film as ‘vulgar’ and a ‘propaganda’ picture. This statement comes after the picture was named on the list of 301 Oscar-eligible films. Vivek Agnihotri is the director of The Kashmir Files.
Since its release last year, The Kashmir Files has sparked heated controversy. It is centered on the reported flight of Kashmiri pandits from the Valley. Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, and Darshan Kumaar appear in it. At the 53rd International Film Festival of India in Goa, jury member Nadav Lapid termed the film “vulgar” and “propaganda,” sparking a backlash. The film’s production crew is still awaiting the final list of nominations, which will be released on January 24.
“It feels amazing that Kashmir files has been shortlisted,” Mithun Chakraborty said of the Oscar eligibility list. It responds to all of the criticisms. The judges that dubbed the film obscene and propaganda received a response today. The film was well received by the public, as seen by the positive feedback.”
“I will not make any contentious remarks. It’s upsetting when a film isn’t allowed in some theatres but is nominated for an Oscar. “Indian films have gone a long way, and I wish the other selected films the best of luck,” he concluded.
Earlier in the day, Vivek expressed his delight that his film is now eligible for the Academy Awards. Anupam Kher subsequently told news agency ANI, “The Kashmir Files being nominated for an Oscar is an accomplishment in and of itself, but it’s too soon to rejoice. This tragedy was kept concealed for 32 years, and when this film was revealed after that time, the world accepted it, but there were also many individuals who remarked on it. Not only is the picture nominated, but I am also nominated for Best Actor. It’s both humbling and fantastic. India has four additional films on the shortlist. I wish them the best of luck and congratulate them.”
In response to Nadav Lapid’s speech during the festival’s closing ceremony, he continued, “This is the moment to be joyful and forget about those who only wanted 15 minutes of glory; those who desire popularity for a short time should aim for large things. What to say about them now, they will discover their response. The Kashmir Files is now trending; yet, the film is unique in that people did not express collective joy at the film’s popularity. They termed it an agenda and propaganda, which is why those who are watching the uproar on social media, this is the answer to those individuals, and we don’t need to respond. Vivek Agnihotri is not required to respond.”