The Kashmir Files: Fatwa Was Issued Against Vivek Agnihotri and His Wife While the Film Was Shot

The film, The Kashmir Files has been a massive hit and received wide appreciation by the masses. The producer of the film who also happens to play a crucial role in it, Pallavi Joshi has said that a fatwa was issued against her and husband Vivek Agnihotri on the last day of the film’s shooting in Kashmir.

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Pallavi went on to say, “The filming was the easiest part and probably the smallest part of it. In the four years that we dedicated to this film, shooting took only a month. The only thing that happened was when we were shooting in Kashmir, we received a fatwa issued on our names. When that happened, we were fortunately on our last scene.


I told Vivek, ‘Let’s finish this scene quickly and head to the airport.’ We were leaving anyway, but I told him, ‘Let’s not say anything and finish the shoot right now.’ Because we wouldn’t get another chance to come back. So we finished that scene and I sent a few people to the hotel and said, ‘You guys start packing and put everything in the bag and get it to the sets and we’ll leave from there.’ That was the only challenge we faced while shooting,” Pallavi added.

What is a Fatwa?

A fatwa is a legal opinion on a matter of Islamic law, practice or convention. Basically a fatwā is a legal ruling on a point of Islamic law given by a qualified jurist in response to a question posed by a private individual, judge or government.

However, the film has been released and its subject and portrayal of issue has been widely appreciated by the masses and the critics.