Vivek Agnihotri's next based on Kashmiri pandits
The Buddha in a Traffic Jam and The Tashkent Files director will shine a light on the Kashmiri pandit exodus in his upcoming next
After The Tashkent Files, which was based on the death of former Indian Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri is set to make a film on Kashmiri pandits. Titled Kashmir Files, the film will look into the ‘violent ethnic cleansing’ of religious minorities in the valley.
“At midnight the Hindu minorities were asked to leave the valley and they were specifically asked to leave behind all their property and women. Children were killed with AK-47, women were raped, men were cut with wood cutting saw. Houses were burnt. India’s most secular region was converted into an Islamic region controlled with Sharia law. My film is about the sinister politics behind it. Everyone is responsible for such a tragedy,” says Vivek.
Slated to go on floors in the next six months, Kashmir Files will feature ‘some of the finest actors of our time,’ the filmmaker shares.
He adds that his team has been researching the subject for the past one year. “We are planning to form a ‘Project KP Commission’ where we will record first hand testimonials of the victims and also the perpetrators. This will be a first-of-its-kind effort in this issue anywhere in the world. I want a fair and unbiased investigation so that we can correct the prejudiced narrative.”