Actor Anupam Kher made his way to the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai on Tuesday. The actor, who has been expressing his disappointment against Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid over his comments on The Kashmir Files at IFFI 2022, took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to reveal that he visited the temple to seek blessings for his upcoming project The Signature. The actor shared a few pictures from his visit and wrote, “Went to pray at #Siddhivinayak temple yesterday! Prayed for everybody’s well being. And for my new completed film #TheSignature directed by @gajendraahire_goda! Jai Bajrang Bali! ❤️ #Pray #Blessing #HanumanJi #TheSignature." View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anupam Kher (@anupampkher) The Signature is directed by Marathi director Gajendra Ahire and described to be a “beautiful story of a common man”. Anupam is not only starring but co-producing the film under the banner Anupam Kher Studio. … [Read more...] about Amid The Kashmir Files-Nadav Lapid Row, Anupam Kher Visits Siddhivinayak Temple; See Pics
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Actress and The Kashmir Files co-producer Pallavi Joshi reacted to the IFFI Jury head, Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid calling the film ‘vulgar’. In a statement issued on Instagram, Pallavi said, “Vivek (Agnihotri) and I were always aware that there are elements that would not like to see the stark truth on the screen, but it is very unfortunate that a creative platform was used for a political agenda to preserve an old, false and jaded narrative about Kashmir. We are overwhelmed by the way people of India rose to defend The Kashmir Files against the rude and vulgar statements of a genocide denier." “I would like to assure our audience and supporters that The Kashmir Files remains a people’s film," she added. Read her full statement below: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pallavi Joshi (@pallavijoshiofficial) Earlier in the day, Vivek Agnihotri shared a cryptic tweet reacting to the Israeli … [Read more...] about Pallavi Joshi Reacts To Nadav Lapid Calling The Kashmir Files ‘Vulgar’, Says ‘I Would Like to Assure…’
Amid the controversy over International Film Festival of India (IFFI) jury head and Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid’s remarks, calling Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ “vulgar" and “propaganda", at the closing ceremony of the fest, Sudipto Sen, a member of the jury, exclusively told CNN-News18 “there was no indication that he was going to do something like that”. Lapid attacked the inclusion of the film and went onto say that the jury was shocked by it and it didn’t belong in such a prestigious festival. Sen was one of the first to counter Lapid’s statement. ALSO READ | Nadav Lapid Reveals Why He Slammed the Kashmir Files, Says ‘There Was Apprehension, Discomfort’ “Ethics dictate that we talk about the films that won the awards, not the ones which didn’t,” Sen told CNN-News18. “On November 27, we made an official presentation with all jury members on the films that won the awards. As a practice, immediately after that, we had a press conference too. We never faced … [Read more...] about Unethical of Lapid to Speak About a Film That Didn’t Win: IFFI Jury Member Sen on ‘The Kashmir Files’ Row
Nadav Lapid, an Isareli filmmaker who served as the head of the jury at this year’s International Film Festival of India (IFFI), sparked a row over his statements on Vivek Agnihotri’s film The Kashmir Files. After Lapid called TKF a ‘shameful propaganda’, the internet went abuzz with conflicting opinions and views. While the cast of the film consisting of Anupam Kher and Darshan Kumar had expressed their displeasure, Vivek Agnihotri too claimed that he would quit filmmaking if someone could prove his film supported falsehood. Later in the day, the Hate Story director also announced that he would be making The Kashmir Files Unreported. In an interview with Aaj Tak, Agnihotri revealed, “I am determined now and I am making an announcement… We have many stories, anecdotes, truths from which we could have made 10 films instead of one. But we decided to make only one film. But now, I have decided that I will bring out the whole truth and its title will be The Kashmir Files Unreported. … [Read more...] about After Nadav Lapid Controversy, Vivek Agnihotri Pledges To Make ‘The Kashmir Files Unreported’
Nadav Lapid, an Israeli filmmaker, was invited by the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be a jury chief this year. He, however, used the platform to target The Kashmir Files, a film that depicted the plight and persecution of Kashmiri Hindus, saying he was “shocked” and “disturbed” by its inclusion in the competitive section. The film also “felt” to him “like a propaganda, vulgar movie, inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival”. Lapid’s statement has met with sharp criticism. Even the Ambassador of Israel to India, Naor Gilon, accused the filmmaker of “abusing” his invitation to chair the panel of judges at IFFI. “In Indian culture, they say a guest is like God. You have abused in the worst way the Indian invitation to chair the panel of judges at IFFI Goa as well as the trust, respect and warm hospitality they have bestowed on you,” Gilon wrote in an open letter to Lapid, which he shared on Twitter. The incident, … [Read more...] about OPINION | The Kashmir Files Row: Why Did I&B Officials Invite Nadav Lapid Despite His Dubious Credentials?
Following IFFI jury head Nadav Lapid’s comments on The Kashmir Files, a practising lawyer of the Supreme Court filed a complaint with the Goa Police against the Iranian filmmaker for allegedly abusing Hindi community sacrifice made in Kashmir. The filmmaker called the Vivek Agnihotri directorial ‘vulgar’ and ‘propaganda’ during the closing ceremony of the International Film Festival of India. Advocate Vineet Jindal filed the complaint under sections 121,153,153A and B, 295, 298 and 505 of the Indian Penal Code. The complaint stated, as reported by ANI, “The film ‘The Kashmir Files’ is based on the ‘exodus and killings’ of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley in the 1990s by Islamic terrorists. By calling a movie based on a true story on Hindu genocide by Islamic terrorists that happened in Kashmir as ‘Propaganda’ and ‘vulgar,’ he is abusing the sacrifice of Hindus in Kashmir and targeting the Hindu community by using derogatory words vulgar and propaganda upon Hindu killings just to incite … [Read more...] about The Kashmir Files: SC Lawyer Files Complaint Against IFFI Jury Head For Remarks On The Film
In today’s News18 evening digest, we are offering a detailed insight into what has exactly happened in the The Kashmir Files controversy and how it is blowing out of proportion. In other news, we have Aaftab claiming to cops that he killed Shraddha Walkar just because she wanted to breakup with him. Criticism, ‘Schindler’s List’ Comparison & Divided Opinions After Israeli Filmmaker’s Remarks on ‘The Kashmir Files’ | Who Said What The remarks made on the Hindi film ‘The Kashmir Files’ at the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) by Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid, who was also the jury head of the event, seems to have sparked massive outrage with Israel’s ambassador to India, Naor Gilon, issuing an open letter over the matter, many other political reactions coming in, and now police complaint also filed against the filmmaker. READ MORE No Sudden Provocation, Aaftab Killed Shraddha As She Wanted to Break Up: Delhi Police Sources | Exclusive Contrary … [Read more...] about News18 Evening Digest: Criticism & Divided Opinions After Israeli Filmmaker’s Remarks on ‘The Kashmir Files’ & Other Top Stories
At the closing ceremony of IFFI 2022, jury head-Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid called the film ‘vulgar’ and ‘propaganda’. “We were, all of us, disturbed and shocked by the 15th film: The Kashmir Files. That felt to us like propaganda, a vulgar movie, inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival," he said. His controversial statement sparked an outrage — from Vivek Agnihotri to Anupam Kher and several political personalities reacted to the statement. Read more here: Outrage After Israeli Filmmaker Nadav Lapid’s Remarks on ‘The Kashmir Files’, Case Filed The winners of MAMA Awards 2022 Day 1 have been announced and it comes as no surprise that BTS has won the biggest award (Daesang) of the night. The septet bagged the Yogibo Worldwide Icon of the Year. This is BTS’ fifth win in a row in the category. BTS also won Worldwide Fans’ Choice (Bonsang). Other stars who won in the category include BLACKPINK, ENHYPEN, GOT7, NCT DREAM, PSY, SEVENTEEN, … [Read more...] about Outrage After The Kashmir Files Called ‘Vulgar’, ‘Propaganda’ At IFFI; Prabhas-Kriti Sanon Engaged?
The 12th edition of the eagerly awaited Indian Music Festival, Citi-NCPA Aadi Anant: From Here to Eternity, has officially been announced, as per the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and Citi India. One of the most anticipated events of the year, this music festival offers an insight into the origins and traditions of our Indian culture via some of the best genres of music. Some of the most well-known classical music prodigies, including Ustad Zakir Hussain, Niladri Kumar, Ambi Subramaniam, Oystein Baadsvik, Shashank Subramanyam, Selva Ganesh, Bombay Jayashri Ramnath, Amrit Ramnath, Shankar Mahadevan and his sons Siddharth and Shivam Mahadevan, will perform at the 12th edition of the Citi-NCPA. Ustad Zakir Hussain and Niladri Kumar will be seen performing at the event. The festival’s main goal is to give the audience a chance to interact with the oldest musical tradition in our nation while taking in modern renditions of classic works. The NCPA Mumbai will host … [Read more...] about 12th Edition of the Aadi Anant 2022-23 Festival of Indian Music to Be Launched by Citi – NCPA
It has been pure old fashion glamor during the last two weeks at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in the French Riviera. Some of the world’s most striking supermodels and actresses have graced the red carpet at the annual festivities in the most jaw-dropping dresses and outfits anyone has ever put their eyes on. (RELATED: Celebrate Anna Kendrick’s Birthday With Her Hottest Looks [SLIDESHOW]) Victoria’s Secret model Bella Hadid and former lingerie model Alessandra Ambrosio proved without a doubt that their best color is red, hitting the festival in gorgeous floor-length gowns with high leg slits. (RELATED: Check Out The Hottest Looks From The 60th Grammy Awards [SLIDESHOW]) Not to be outdone, Victoria’s Secret Angel Josephine Skriver basically won the whole thing with her stunning looks, from a bright red flowing sleeveless gown to a strapless pink number that was purely incredible. (RELATED: Celebrate Kate Upton’s Birthday With These Unforgettable Shots [SLIDESHOW]) … [Read more...] about Check Out These Jaw-Dropping Looks From The 2019 Cannes Film Festival