‘Shikara’ In Storm: Kashmiri Pandit Woman Slams Vidhu Vinod Chopra

New Delhi: A Kashmiri Pandit girl lashed out at Vidhu Vinod Chopra at a screening of his new movie “Shikara” on Friday. The filmmaker had turned out on the screening to get a firsthand public evaluation of his movie.

A video that has gone viral reveals the lady screaming at Chopra for “commercialising” your entire subject of Kashmiri Pandit exodus, including that he didn’t painting the true struggling of the group — together with genocide, mass rapes and murders dedicated by Islamic radical teams — in his movie.

She stated: “Ye aapka commercialism aapko mubarakh ho (congratulations to you for your commercialism). As a Kashmiri Pandit, I disown your film. I disown it.”

Chopra was heard saying to the viewers: “Har sachai ke do pehlu hote hain (every truth has two sides).”

The movie is about in opposition to the backdrop of the Kashmiri Pandit exodus from the Kashmir Valley in late 1989 and early 1990, within the wake of violent Islamist insurgency.

“Shikara” opened on February 7.


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