The excitement around Vivek Agnihotri's directorial The Kashmir Files doesn’t seem to end. The film which was released on March 11, 2022, has left the cash registers rolling at Box-office and fans are elated considering the film’s success. The movie is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits that occurred in the 90s.
Now, in a rather shocking turn of events, the film’s success has definitely affected the box-office collections of Akshay Kumar starrer Bachchhan Pandey.
But, a shocking video has gone viral in which a group of people enter a multiplex and stop the screening o Akshay’s film and demand that only The Kashmir Files should be screened.
As per a recent Bollywood Hungama report, the shocking incident occurred at Eylex Cinemas, located in the town of Sambalpur in Odisha. Speaking of the incident, a source close to multiplex told the portal, “We live in a world where everything happens. Russia invades Ukraine and the world is not doing anything. So, you can imagine in a country like India which has 130 crore people, everyone has their own interests. That’s all.”
Notably, this isn’t the first time people have created issues, owing to the sensitive topic in the film.
An exhibitor also told the portal, “Many are coming in groups of 10, 20, 50, and even 100. Though most of them are peacefully watching the film, certain groups are creating ruckus on the premises. One group fought with our staff and alleged that we have cut a scene from The Kashmir Files. Arre, how can any theatre manager cut any scene from any film? Reel ka zamana gaya. We get DCP now and one can’t remove a nanosecond from any movie. But how do I explain this to these people who are convinced that we have joined hands with imaginary forces and that we don’t want the truth to be shown via this film?”
Interestingly, The Kashmir Files has collected Rs. 167.45 crore, making it an excellent collection, but exhibitors are worried about a few factors.
Meanwhile, a Bollywood Hungama report quoted a source from the exhibition community, saying “The exhibitors are happy that all shows are running full. At the same time, they are also tensed that viewers might indulge in fights or vandalism.”
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