The Kashmir Files Controversy: When the film 'The Kashmir Files' was released, there was a lot of controversy over it. The film is the story of the pain and struggle of Kashmiri Pandits, which was put on the big screen by director Vivek Agnihotri.
The film made many records in the year 2022 at the box office. But after the release of the film, two factions were formed on social media, in which some were standing in support of it and some were condemning it.
These days the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is going on in Goa. In this, jury head Nadav Lapid has been made. He has given a controversial statement about Vivek Agnihotri's film. Nadav Lapid says that the film 'The Kashmir Files' is 'vulgar propaganda'.
Nadav Lapid is an Israeli screenwriter and film producer. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1975, Nadav Lapid has made several documentaries in his career.
Nadav Lapid has also been a member of the Golden Leopard Jury in 2015 at the Locarno Film Festival, the International Critics' Week Jury in 2016 at the Cannes Film Festival and the Official Competition Jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2021.
In the year 2019, Nadav Lapid's film 'Synonyms' won the Golden Bear Award at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.
In the year 2011, he made his directorial debut with 'Policeman'. This feature film was awarded with the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno International Film Festival.
The 47-year-old Israeli filmmaker has a love-hate relationship with his motherland. Nadav Lapid was one of 250 Israeli filmmakers who signed a protest against the launch of the Shomron (Samaria/West Bank) Film Fund.
Nadav Lapid said that there is only one goal in creating this fund, which is to seek financial support from Israeli filmmakers and whitewash their business in return for the award.
The official mandate of the Samaria Film Fund is "to provide pensions to Jews living in the West Bank and to produce productions by Israeli citizens filmed in the West Bank.
Apart from this, while talking about his film 'Synonyms', Nadav Lapid said that the collective soul of Israel is a sick soul.
Not only Benjamin Netanyahu but there is also nothing special for Israel. Also, I think this Israeli disease is characterized by young Israeli men who are muscular, smile and don't question or doubt any issue. They are only proud of being Israeli.
Nadav Lapid has called 'The Kashmir Files' 'vulgar propaganda', in such a situation a huge debate has started on social media. Condemning the statement of Nadav, Anupam Kher has written that no matter how big the height of the lie is. It is always small compared to the truth.
On the other hand, the film's director Vivek Agnihotri also reacted by saying that "Good Morning, truth is the most dangerous thing. It can make people lie."