Vivek Agnihotri’s directorial ‘The Kashmir Files’ has been in news for quite a long time. The film that traces the story of the Kashmiri Pandits exodus in the valley in the 1990s has received positive feedback and love from both critics as well as from the audience. Made on a small budget, and without much promotion, The Kashmir Files screen count has increased 8 times within a week. Besides getting love and appreciation from the Janta and film fraternity, rumours are going around on the internet that claims the film contains some fictional content, and now Pallavi Joshi has rubbished all such rumours.
On Sunday, the wife of Vivek Agnihotri and one of the main characters in the movie, Pallavi Joshi in a press conference held in Lucknow quashed all the reports that say the movie contains fictional content. ALSO READ: The Kashmir Files Writer Saurabh M Pandey On Going Through An Emotional Pain While Doing Research: 'I Used To Feel Horrible Thinking About Atrocities On Kashmiri Pandits’-EXCLUSIVE
Speaking about the film, the actress revealed that she and her husband Vivek researched for the film for more than four years. During the time, they interviewed several people who were the victims of the exodus. She said, "We went across the world, USA, UK, Germany, Singapore, Jammu and Kashmir, Pune, Thailand, Delhi, wherever we could find the first family of the victim, whose father was murdered, whose mother was raped, the children who saw their parents being murdered in front of their eyes. We have met those people.”
During the media interaction, answering back to all the rumours Pallavi said, “So if there`s anybody who is accusing me that I have something wrong in the film, then you can come and see all the 4,000 hours of research that we have on our videos."
Narrating the ordeal told by the victim's families, Pallavi shared that every day she would listen to 3-4 stories that left her speechless. There came a point when she was almost ready to walk out of the project. The actress said, “I could not bear to listen to the stories but several families were still living the memories of the genocide without getting any closure as no one has been punished to date.”
Pallavi Joshi played the character of Professor Radhika Menon--the believer in the 'Kashmir Cause' in the movie which was released on 11th March 2022.
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