Vivek Agnihotri’s film ‘The Kashmir Files’ is constantly in the news. Made in a very low cost, this film is close to touching the 200 crore mark in terms of box-office collections. A section on social media is demanding that a part of the film’s earnings be spent on Kashmiri Pandits. A video of Vivek Agnihotri related to this question is becoming increasingly viral. It is seen in the video that when the reporter asks him to give the film’s earnings to Kashmiri Pandits, he avoided the question.
During a conversation with the reporters, a reporter asked Vivek Agnihotri, “Will the Kashmiri Pandits be given some share of the earnings from the film?” On this, Vivek replied, “Kamaai hogi tab baat karenge abhi kamaai ki stithi toh hai. (We’ll talk once the money makes money. Currently, it seems like the film will earn some money.)”
Responding on his reply, the journalist said: “Kamaai toh bahut ho rahi hai…(The movie is making a lot of money.)” Mr Agnihotri, interrupting the journalist, said, “Aapko aisa lag raha hai woh galatfahmi hai aapki. (You are mistaken. It is not true.)”
On this response of Agnihotri, users started commenting and sharing memes. Standup comedian Kunal Kamra also shared a meme on his Twitter handle and wrote, “Desh ke liye jaan dene ke liye ready hai par desh ke logo ko paise dene ke liye nahi…(Ready to die for the country, but not to give money to the people of the country.)”
Though Mr Agnihotri has claimed that his movie is yet to make money, the Kashmir Files has however collected an unprecedented Rs 190.10 crore in just 12 days of its release.