The Tashkent Files Makers Served Legal Notice By Lal Bahadur Shastri’s Grandson

While director Vivek Agnihotri claims that Vibhakar Shastri saw the film in Delhi on April 7, and even praised it, now the family, reportedly close to Congress has raised objections towards the film

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The Tashkent Files Makers Served Legal Notice By Lal Bahadur Shastri’s Grandson
 Vivek Agnihotri’s upcoming film, The Tashkent Files, has landed in a legal soup. The film is based on the life Lal Bahadur Shastri. And now, the family of the late freedom fighter has raised objection towards Vivek’s depiction of his life.

Lal Bahadur Shastri’s grandson, Vibhakar Shastri has sent a legal notice to the makers of the film, demanding to stall the release, as he claims the family has not seen the film and are afraid that the fact shown are not real.

Legal Notice

Legal Notice

Vivek, on the other hand, has reacted to the notice and said that the family, which is close to Congress party, saw the film in Delhi on April 7 and even praised it.

“As you are aware that my film ‘The Tashkent Files’ is releasing on the 12th. Last night we have been served a legal notice seeking to stop the release of the film by the prominent Congress member and also Ex-Secretary of Congress who also happens to be Lal Bahadur Shastri’s grandson and a close aide of the top family. This is despite them seeing the film, appreciating it and expressing their gratitude to me in person in the 7th April in Delhi at PVR.


I have come to know from the horse’s mouth that they have been coerced to do this by the top family.  Shastri’s grandsons have been used as scapegoats as the orders are from the top family. I fail to understand why would the top Congress leaders do that? Why would Congress want to stop the movie, shut me up. Why am I being constantly bullied, threatened to release the film? Why are they scared of a movie that raises some questions on a citizen’s #RightToTruth?


This is the first film in the history of Indian cinema which is dedicated to the journalists of India. This is a rare film where a young journalist comes out victor in her crusade to #RightToTruth.

I expect our journalists to ask the top family and all concerned why do they want to stop the release of the film? What is making them feel so threatened?” said Vivek in his statement to the press.


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