The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri has said that none of the celebrities congratulated him personally for the movie. He also said Akshay Kumar praised the film out of Helplessness.
Akshay praised the movie out of compulsion
Vivek Agnihotri’s film The Kashmir Files became a massive success at the box office. Due to its fantastic performance, celebrities like Madhur Bhandarkar, Kangana Ranaut, Suniel Shetty, Akshay Kumar, and Ram Gopal Varma praised The Kashmir Files on their social media accounts. Nevertheless, the filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri argues that none of them congratulated him personally. In fact, the filmmaker feels Akshay Kumar’s praise of the movie was more of a compulsion.
In a recent interview with RJ Raunac, Agnihotri said Akshay praised The Kashmir Files only because he was at a public event and was asked to speak on the film’s success. When RJ Raunac mentioned asking about Akshay appreciating his film, Agnihotri said, “Woh toh majboori mein, ab kya bolega aadmi jab 100 log saamne khade hoke sawaal puchenge Kashmir Files. ‘Aapki film nahi chali aur woh chal gayi’ toh kya bol sakte hain? Woh toh main ek function mein tha Bhopal mein usme bolna padh gaya (He had to say that out of compulsion as he was asked about The Kashmir Files by 100 people. When they asked, ‘your film didn’t do well and that one worked’ then what could he say?)” Agnihotri said.
The Viral Video
The director was referring to the video of Akshay from a public event that went viral on social media. In this clip, the actor on stage was seen praising the film saying that Vivek made The Kashmir Files that brought a painful truth to the fore and resulted in his film failing at the box office.
Thanks @akshaykumar for your appreciation for #TheKashmirFiles. 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/9fMnisdDzR
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) March 25, 2022
The Kashmir Files were released on March 11 and emerged as one of the biggest post-pandemic releases. It crossed over Rs 250 crore at the box office, despite getting mixed to negative reviews.