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Nadav Lapid stands by his remarks about 'The Kashmir Files' 

Friday, December 2, 2022 • Hindi Comments
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Nadav Lapid stands by his remarks about The Kashmir Files 

Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid raised a ruckus in Bollywood by criticising 'The Kashmir Files' at International Film Festival of India. Appearing as the jury head, Nadav described the film as a vulgar propaganda and soon after that, he faced flak from lots of actors and makers of the film as well. While Israel's ambassador to India has issued an apology about this matter, Lapid himself is standing by his remark.

According to a recent report in The Indian Express, the filmmaker stated, "I knew that this was an event that is terribly connected to the country, and everyone stands there and praises the government. It is not an easy position, because you are a guest, I am the president of the jury here, you are treated very nicely. And then you come and attack the festival. There was apprehension, and there was discomfort . I didn’t know what the dimensions would be, so I did it with some apprehension. Yes, I spent the day apprehensive. Let’s put it this way: I’m happy to be on my way to the airport now."

Lapid concluded by saying, "In countries that are increasingly losing the ability to speak your mind or speak the truth, someone needs to speak up. When I saw this movie, I couldn’t help but imagine its Israeli equivalent, which doesn’t exist but could definitely exist. So I felt I had to, because I come from a place that is itself not reformed, and is itself on the way to these places."

For the unversed, 'The Kashmir Files' was based on the mass exodus of Kashmiri pandits during 1990. Starring Anupam Kher and Darshan Kumar among others, it earned around 340 crores rupees.



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