Vivek Agnihotri, Anupam Kher slammed for fake claim of ‘The Kashmir Files’ being shortlisted for the Oscars 2023

Vivek Agnihotri, director of the film ‘The Kashmir Files’, has claimed that his film has been shortlisted for the Oscar Award. People associated with this film have expressed happiness over it. At the same time, there is an atmosphere of happiness among the people who support ‘The Kashmir Files’ during the controversy, but wait a minute. This is a false rumour because Vivek Agnihotri’s claim has been proved wrong. The film ‘The Kashmir Files’ has not been shortlisted for the Oscars.

According to the news published on the website of Aaj Tak and The Lallantop, this film has not been shortlisted for Oscar. Rather it is a reminder list. The Lallantop has claimed in its news that according to the official website of Oscar, 301 films from all over the world are included in the reminder list. Who are eligible for Oscar 2023. That means he is definitely in this race but the film has not been shortlisted. Even to appear in this list, anyone can apply, although some necessary conditions have to be fulfilled.

Vivek Agnihotri had said in his tweet, “Big ANNOUNCEMENT: The Kashmir Files has been shortlisted for Oscar 2023 in the first list of The Academy. It is one of the 5 films from India. I wish all of them very best. A great year for Indian Cinema.” Apart from this, he wrote in another tweet, “Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumar, Anupam Kher are all shortlisted in the Best Actor category. It’s just the beginning. A long road ahead. Pl bless them all.”

Apart from this, the film’s actor Anupam Kher also made a big claim in his tweet. He tweeted, “Deeply humbled to see #TheKashmirFiles as a film and my name shortlisted in #BestFilm and #BestActor catagory for the #Oscars2023! Even as a short list it is a big triumph for us. Congratulations also to other Indian films in the list. भारतीय सिनेमा की जय हो!”

However, the claims made by Anupam Kher and Vivek Agnihotri have been rejected in many media reports. It is clearly visible from this that the claims made by Vivek Agnihotri and Anupam Kher regarding “The Kashmir Files” are just like misleading the people.

Soon the news got viral and netizens trolled Vivek Agnihotri and Anupam Kher and slammed them for hyping up his film.

Here’s how netizens reacted –