The Tashkent Files’ director Vivek Agnihotri is all set for his next The Kashmir Files. The Tashkent Files was a huge success as it got appreciation from both audiences and critics.
Now Vivek has made an announcement that his next film – The Kashmir Files will release next year.
Vivek Agnihotri said,
“Presenting #TheKashmirFiles. Next year, same time, on our 73rd Independence anniversary, we will bring you the unreported story of the most tragic and gut-wrenching genocide of Kashmiri Hindus. Please bless our team as it’s not an easy story to tell. #KashmirUnreported.”
Earlier, Vivek Agnihotri said,
“Since a very long time, I am wanting to make a film on the Kashmir issue. And after the success of The Tashkent files, I have got the confidence that I can handle a sensitive subject like this. Kashmiri Pandits Exodus from 1991 is the biggest human tragedy, the biggest Ethnic cleansing, mass exodus of a community with violence.”
“Kashmiri Pandits are homeless in their own country. This is the 7th exodus of Kashmiri pundits from Kashmir – their home. Since the WW2 there hasn’t been such a violent and barbaric ethnic cleansing anywhere in the world.”
“This is India’s holocaust where at midnight the minorities (Hindus) left the valley. And they had to specifically leave behind all their property and women. Children were killed with AK47, women were raped, men were cut with a wood cutting saw. Houses burnt. India’s most secular region was converted into an Islamic Region controlled with Sharia law. My film is about the sinister politics behind it. Everyone is responsible for such a tragedy. My film is about that.”
After the amazing success of The Tashkent Files, we can’t wait for Vivek Agnihotri’s next. The Kashmir Files announcement is during the time of abolition Article 370.