Anupam Kher reacts to IFFI jury head's comment on 'The Kashmir Files'
New Delhi : For any filmmaker, getting his movie to IFFI is a prestigious moment. But when someone mouths bad words for your project it can impact differently. At the closing ceremony of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Israeli filmmaker and jury chief Nadav Lapid said that he was shocked to see a movie like The Kashmir Files getting included in the section. He also termed the movie as "propaganda" and "vulgar".
Anupam Kher, who is also the actor in the movie, spoke to a bunch of reporters outside Siddhivinayak temple on Tuesday; he was asked to comment on the remark, to which he said that everything said at the event was pre planned. He also shared his thoughts on social media and wrote, “झूट का क़द कितना भी ऊँचा क्यों ना हो.. सत्य के मुक़ाबले में हमेशा छोटा ही होता है.. (No matter how big the lie may seem, it always falls small in front of the truth).” He also attached stills from the movie with the post.
Lapid called the movie 'vulgar' and 'propoganda' in front of a number of dignitaries, including Union I&B Minister Anurag Thakur, as well as prominent actors such as Asha Parekh, Akshay Kumar, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rana Daggubati.