In a recent endorsement of Vnik Agnihotri’s controversial film “The Kashmir Files”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that such films “bring out the truth”. Speaking at a meeting of the BJP parliamentary party in Delhi, Prime Minister Modi slammed the film critics and said that the truth, which was deliberately kept secret, was being brought to the fore.
“Those who tried to hide the truth are now against the film,” he said.
The film, directed and written by Vive Agnihotri, depicts the exodus of Hindu Kashmir from the state after the systematic killings of Pakistani terrorists in the community.
Films include Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Joshi.
Several states have ruled that the BJP has been banned from entertaining the film, with some prime ministers explicitly endorsing the recently released Bollywood film.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Assam said he and his entire cabinet would watch the film.
In the nearby Tripura, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb announced that the state government would cancel the screening of the film without tax.
The Madhya Pradesh government announced yesterday that state police will be allowed to watch the film. Prime Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said he was exempt from state entertainment, saying most of the film was worth watching.
Goa Prime Minister Pramod Sawant has also said that the film will be screened in the state with as many shows as possible.