New Delhi: Director Vivek Agnihotri has reacted to the latest remarks of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on ‘The Kashmir Files’. During a session in the Delhi Assembly, Kejriwal questioned the decision to make ‘The Kashmir Files’ tax-free and jokingly suggested that Vivek should just upload the film on YouTube, where Everyone can watch it for free.
Responding to the statement in a conversation with First Post, Agnihotri asked if the Delhi CM had said so. Agnihotri said, “Should I really have reacted to something so absurd? Will he ask Steven Spielberg to upload Schindler’s List to YouTube? Not that I’m comparing my short film to Schindler’s List. just asking.”
The director said he would focus on the crores of people watching the film instead of “20 politicians who have been professionally abused”. He said, “Two crore people have already seen The Kashmir Files. They are responding with deep pure emotions. Let me instead focus on those 20 million people rather than the 20 politicians who are professionally abused.”
Kashmir Files has emerged as the biggest hit since the start of the pandemic. The film, which focuses on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits, has already crossed the Rs 200 crore collection.
Sharing the latest box office collection of The Kashmir Files, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Friday, “From ₹3.55 cr on Day 1 to ₹207.33 cr on Day 14, #TheKashmirFiles packs a historic total in 2 weeks… Epic Blockbuster… [Week 2] Fri 19.15 Cr, Shani 24.80 Cr, Surya 26.20 Cr, Mon 12.40 Cr, Tue 10.25 Cr, Wed 10.03 Cr, Guru 7.20 Cr. Total: ₹207.33 crore.
While ‘The Kashmir Files’ is still on the cusp of success, Vivek Agnihotri is already in talks about his upcoming film ‘Delhi Files’. The film is the third film in the Files trilogy. Agnihotri has said that after doing Delhi Files, he will not return to the Files series.