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Vivek Agnihotri furious as Wikipedia page calls Kashmir files ‘fictional’

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri raised an objection to the description used for his film The Kashmir Files on Wikipedia. The online encyclopedia called the film a “fictional” story, which infuriated Vivek. (Also read: The Kashmir Files movie review: Anupam Kher is the soul of this harrowing, brazen and brutal movie)

He took to Twitter to share a screenshot of the page and wrote, “Dear @Wikipedia, you forgot to add ‘Islamophobia…propaganda…sanghi…bigot…etc’. secular identification. Hurry, edit more. The Wikipedia entry mentions that the film “features a fictional story centered on an exodus of Kashmiri Hindus” and that it “portrays the exodus of the early 1990s as a genocide, a notion considered to be largely inaccurate”.

Tweet by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri.

The Kashmir Files was released on March 11 and is about the suffering of Kashmiri pundits in the valley during the 1990s. Vivek Agnihotri recently celebrated the film’s 50 days in theaters and wrote in a tweet: “Today Today, #TheKashmirFiles completes 50 days in theaters and is still running successfully. It’s a victory for Truth. It’s a victory for Humanity. It’s truly a popular film. Thank you all. #RightToJustice”

The film collected 331 crore at the box office and is among the most successful Hindi films to be released after the pandemic. The film stars veteran actors Anupam Kher and Mithun Chakraborty along with Pallavi Joshi and Darshan Kumaar in key roles.

The film will have its digital premiere on May 13, streaming platform ZEE5 recently announced. “The Kashmir Files is a description of an incident that happened with our people years ago and which is still not known to so many people…The film was appreciated all over the country and now for those who couldn’t watch it on the big screen, The Kashmir Files will be available on ZEE5 across the world,” Anupam Kher said in a statement.

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