Kashmir Files: Israeli filmmaker’s comments spark row

When Nadav Lapid, an Israeli filmmaker and head of the jury at the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), made controversial comments about ‘The Kashmir Files,’ it caused quite a stir. This film, he said, is both offensive and propaganda.

“The film seemed to us like a propagandist movie inappropriate for an artistic, competitive section of such a prestigious film festival,” he said.      Abhishek Agarwal of Hyderabad, who produced “The Kashmir Files”, made a fortune from the film’s success. However, audiences’ responses to the film were not unanimous.

The remarks of Nadav Lipid caused a major political uproar. Naor Gilon, the Israeli ambassador to India, said that Nadav ought to beembarrassed by his remarks.

Anupam Kher who acted in the film, too, slammed the filmmaker.



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