Now, the film is back in the news as director Vivek Agnihotri took to his Twitter account on Sunday and slammed Wikipedia along with sharing a screenshot of the Wikipedia page of his film in which the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits is described as “widely considered inaccurate” and “associated with conspiracy theories”.
The first paragraph of the Wikipedia page of The Kashmir Files reads as “The Kashmir Files is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language drama film written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri. The film presents a fictional storyline centered around an exodus of Kashmiri Hindus in the disputed region of Kashmir. It depicts the early 1990s exodus to be a genocide, a notion that is widely considered inaccurate and associated with conspiracy theories.”
Vivek Agnihotri tagged Wikipedia in his tweet and sarcastically wrote, “Dear @Wikipedia, You forgot to add ‘Islamophobia… propaganda… sanghi… bigot… etc’. You are failing your Secular credentials. Hurry, edit more.” His tweet soon went viral on the micro-blogging platform with many netizens criticising the website for letting users edit the page.
You forgot to add ‘Islamophobia… propaganda… sanghi… bigot… etc’.
You are failing your Secular credentials. Hurry, edit more. pic.twitter.com/c0KyfCc1Co
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) May 1, 2022
For the unversed, The Kashmir Files released on March 11 also faced controversies when the BJP government declared it tax-free in its several states including Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. For those people who missed it catching in theatres, the film will be available for streaming on the OTT platform ZEE5 from May 13 onwards.
Originally published at www.dnaindia.com