Darshan Kumaar Response To Lapid, “Film Is About Reality, Not Vulgarity”

The head of the IFFI jury referred to “The Kashmir Files” as a “propaganda, disgusting film,” and said he was “shocked” to see it in the competition area of such an esteemed film festival.

Filmmaker Nadav Lapid from Israel, who is the jury chair for IFFI 2022, has come under fire for making debatable comments about Vivek Agnihotri’s movie “The Kashmir Files” on Monday during the festival’s closing ceremony.

The Kashmir Files, according to Lapid, is a “propaganda, disgusting film,” and he added that he was “astonished” to find it in the competition category of such an esteemed film festival.

Lapid might be seen criticizing the movie in a popular festival video. The Israeli director commented at the festival’s closing ceremony, according to a member of the festival’s PR staff, who also confirmed it to ANI.


Many people did not like Lapid’s comments. The Kashmir Files actor Darshan Kumaar also responded to Lapid’s remarks. being one of the major roles in the film. Darshan stated in a statement to ANI, “Everyone has their perspective on everything they see and hear. However, one cannot dispute the fact that The Kashmir Files is a movie that accurately portrayed the suffering of the Kashmiri Pandit population, who are still striving for justice against the savage terrorist attacks. therefore, this movie is not vulgar but rather based on reality.”

The organizers declined to respond when ANI approached them about the jury head’s comments regarding the Kashmir Files.

The Kashmir Files, which was released earlier this year, was included in the schedule for the IFFI’s Indian Panorama category for the year 2022. The life of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990, during the Kashmir conflict, is the subject of the movie. Based on first-generation video interviews, it is a factual story.

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