Vivek Agnihotri attacks Anurag Kashyap over Oscars remark
Vivek took to Twitter and pointed fingers at ‘Bollywood’s genocide-denier lobby’
Director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri has lashed out at Anurag Kashyap after he said in an interview that he hopes The Kashmir Files is not India’s official entry for Oscars.
Vivek took to Twitter on Wednesday and stated that “Bollywood’s genocide-denier lobby” had started a campaign against him film under the leadership of the “Dobaara director”.
This comes after Anurag, in an interview while talking about India’s Oscars entry, said, “India might actually have a nomination in the final five if RRR is the film they pick. I don’t know what film anybody is going to pick. I hope not The Kashmir Files.”
Stating why RRR is a better choice Anurag said, “I am speaking from what people have been reaching out to me and talking about in the West. They have discovered a new filmmaker called Rajamouli with RRR. How Everything Everywhere All At Once worked for me, RRR has worked for them. And they find it better than any other Marvel movie. The West sees RRR differently than how we see it, and they’ve loved RRR. If RRR becomes the India selection, 99% it might get nominated for the Academy Award. That is the impact that RRR has had in the world of Hollywood. India might have a nomination in the final five if RRR is the film that we pick."
The Kashmir Files, directed by Vivek Agnihotri, featured Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborty and Darshan Kumar in lead roles. RRR, on the other hand, is directed by SS Rajamouli, and features Jr NTR and Ram Charan in the lead roles.
Anurag’s new film Dobaara is slated to release on August 19.