Ever since The Kashmir Files was released, Vivek Agnihotri’s s films have been breaking all records on the Box Office. Through word-of-mouth publicity, the film managed to pull a huge crowd to theatres. Some politicians, however, have arranged a free screening of the film to which the director has shown an outrage.
Free screening of the film
Amidst this amazing rush at the ticket counters, some political figures in Haryana arranged a free screening of the film on Sunday evening.
This made the filmmaker take to social media and urge politicians to ‘respect creative business’.
Vivek Agnihotri, who feels this is illegal, also shared the poster and urged Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to stop the screening of ‘The Kashmir Files’ in Rewari.
Vivek remarked that screening the film in the open and for free is a criminal offense. “Showing #TheKashmirFiles like this in open and free is a CRIMINAL OFFENCE. Dear @mlkhattar Ji, I’d request you to stop this. Political leaders must respect creative business and true Nationalism and Social service mean buying tickets in a legal and peaceful manner,” read his tweet.
Showing #TheKashmirFiles like this in open and free is a CRIMINAL OFFENCE. Dear @mlkhattar ji, I’d request you to stop this. Political leaders must respect creative business and true Nationalism and Social service means buying tickets in a legal and peaceful manner. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/b8yGqdrmUh
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) March 20, 2022
The Kashmir Files reveals the incident of the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley. The film stars Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, Pallavi Joshi, and Mithun Chakraborty in key roles.
On Sunday, the film collected a whopping Rs. 30 crores. The total collection of the film now stands at a massive Rs. 167.25 crores.