Vivek Agnihotri Slams Tharoor Over Kashmir Files Tweet, Drags MP’s Late Wife Into This Debate

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri and MP Shashi Tharoor recently engaged in a war of words on Twitter after the former union minister posted that ‘The Kashmir Files’ film had been banned in Singapore for being “provocative” and “one-sided”.

The Kashmir Files debate

Earlier today Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter to share a news article and wrote, “Film promoted by India’s ruling party, #KashmirFiles, banned in Singapore.”


To this The Kashmir Files director shared a list of popular films that have been banned in Singapore but hailed worldwide, calling Singapore the “most regressive censor in the world.”

“Dear fopdoodle, gnashnab @ShashiTharoor, FYI, Singapore is most regressive censor in the world” Agnihotri wrote tagging Tharoor.

“It even banned The Last Temptations of Jesus Christ (ask your madam). Even a romantic film called #TheLeelaHotelFiles will be banned. Pl stop making fun of Kashmiri Hindu Genocide,” Agnihotri wrote.


Agnihotri’s attack on Tharoor

Further, the Agnihotri also questioned whether the late wife of Tharoor, Sunanda Pushkar was a Kashmiri Hindu and that the Congress MP should delete his tweet and apologize to Sunanda’s soul. “Hey @ShashiTharoor, Is this true that Late Sunanda Pushkar was a Kashmiri Hindu? Is the enclosed SS true? If yes, then in Hindu tradition, to respect the dead, you must delete your tweet and apologize to her soul,” Agnihotri wrote.

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher too jumped into the dispute by sharing a screenshot of a Twitter thread of the late Sunanda Pushkar and asking Tharoor to “show some sensitivity towards Kashmiri Pandits for Sunanda’s sake.”

“Dear @ShashiTharoor! Your callousness towards #KashmiriHindus genocide is tragic. If nothing else at least for #Sunanda’s sake who was a Kashmiri herself you should show some sensitivity towards #KashmiriPandits & not feel victorious about a country banning #TheKashmirFiles!,” Kher posted along with a broken heart emoji.


Once again without naming either Agnihotri or Kher, Tharoor posted a statement on Twitter and explained that he hasn’t seen The Kashmir Files, and had simply tweeted facts. “At no point did I mock or disparage the sufferings of Kashmiri Pandits, of whose plight I am intimately aware, and to which I have repeatedly drawn attention over the years,” Tharoor wrote.