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Vivek Agnihotri reacts as Sudhir Mishra says TKF critics don’t go to theaters | Bollywood

by Joe Bourn

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri took to his Twitter account and responded to Sudhir Mishra’s post questioning why “liberals” are complaining about The Kashmir Files when they themselves don’t support other films. Vivek’s reaction came after his film did not win the Filmfare Award in any category despite seven nods. Sudhir Mishra is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming Afwaah on 5th May. Read also: Anupam Kher writes cryptic note on ‘saste log’ after The Kashmir Files doesn’t win any Filmfare awards

Vivek Agnihotri responds to Sudhir Mishra’s new tweet.

In a new tweet, Sudhir Mishra wrote: “Liberals complain about Kashmir Files. Why; Vivek Agnihotri made a film and his audience came to theaters and saw it. But when we make films our audience who criticize Vivek sit on their asses and don’t come to the theatre. Sorry, I had to say it. #afwaah.”

Vivek Agnihotri reacts to Sudhir Mishra’s tweet to The Kashmir files audience.

While many agreed and disagreed with Sudhir’s opinion, The Kashmir Files director spoke to him. He responded and wrote: “Who is a liberal? Those who make anti-terror films or those who defend/support terrorism through their art? Or those who remain silent? I think there needs to be an open discussion about this, but I don’t know if any liberals are ready for it. If you want, I can do a podcast with you.”

Written and directed by Vivek, The Kashmir Files depicts the alleged exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir. It stars Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborty and Darshan Kumaar in the lead roles. Recently, the film was nominated in several Filmfare Award categories including Best Film, Best Actor, Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay and Editing.

However, Vivek refused to acknowledge the Filmfare nominations. In a lengthy tweet, he said, “According to Filmfare, apart from the stars, no one has a face. No one matters. That’s why, in the cutthroat and unethical world of Filmfare, mainstream directors like Sanjay Bhansali or Sooraj Barjatya have no faces. Sanjay Bhansali looks like Alia Bhatt, Sooraj looks like Mr Bachchan and Anees Bazmi looks like Kartik Aaryan. It is not that a director’s dignity comes from the Filmfare Awards, but this demeaning system has to end. Hence, as my protest and dissent against a corrupt, immoral and stupid Bollywood establishment, I have decided not to accept such awards.”

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