Vivek Agnihotri announces his next Directorial ‘The Delhi Files’

Vivek Agnihotri has announced that he will be making ‘The Delhi Files’, a follow-up to his successful film ‘The Kashmir Files’.

Vivek Agnihotri announces his next Directorial 'The Delhi Files'

“It’s time for me to work on a new film.”

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri has announced his next film after the success of The Kashmir Files.

On April 15, 2022, he took to Twitter to share his plans for the next film, The Delhi Files.

The Kashmir Files emerged as one of the most successful post-pandemic films to release in India.

Sharing a photo of himself, Vivek wrote in a tweet: “I thank all the people who owned #TheKashmirFiles.

“For last 4 years, we worked very hard with utmost honesty & sincerity. I may have spammed your timeline but it’s important to make people aware of the GENOCIDE and injustice done to Kashmiri Hindus.

“It’s time for me to work on a new film.”

In a follow-up tweet, he wrote: “#TheDelhiFiles.”

The Kashmir Files was released countrywide on March 11, 2022. It depicted the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley in the 1990s.

It featured Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborty and Darshan Kumaar.

The Kashmir Files is about the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus in the 1990s due to the Kashmir Insurgency and was made on an estimated budget of Rs. 15 Crore (£1.5 million).

Though the film was called out for its problematic politics by some critics and authors, it performed exceptionally well at the box office by minting over Rs. 330 Crore (£33 million).

Fans had expressed their support for the film.

One person had said: “I watched The Kashmir Files at the weekend in Bengaluru. It’s heartbreaking and I couldn’t stop my tears. Every Indian much watch.”

Another commented: “The Kashmir Files is not a movie, it’s a revolution. We need Justice. Thank you Vivek Agnihotri.”

Many had praised Anupam Kher’s performance as Pushkar Nath Pandit.

The actor later said that his role is different to other acting roles because he is a mouthpiece for all the Kashmiri Hindus who were affected.

He said: “Today I am no longer just an actor. I am a witness and The Kashmir Files is my testimony.

“All those Kashmiri Hindus, who were either killed or lived like a dead body, were uprooted from the land of their forefathers. Still longing for justice.

“Now I am the tongue and face of all those Kashmiri Hindus.”

Before The Kashmir Files, the filmmaker directed The Tashkent Files based on the mysterious death of former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966.

His other film credits include Chocolate and erotic thrillers Hate Story and Zid.

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