Vivek Agnihotri's The Kashmir Files has been making waves in Bollywood and it has went on to receive an overwhelming response from the audience, leaving the cash registers at Box-office rolling.
Amid the burgeoning collections, an IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh put forth a request to the makers of the film. Now, in a recent tweet, Niyaz Khan requested that the director should donate all the film’s earnings towards the education of the children of the Kashmiri Pandits as well as the construction of homes for them in Kashmir.
For the unversed, Niyaz Khan notably holds the post of Deputy Secretary in the Madhya Pradesh Public Works Department and has also authored seven novels including Talaq Talaq Talaq and Be Ready to Die, on the 2014 genocide of Yazidis by the Islamic State.
”Income of Kashmir Files reached 150 crore. Great. People have given a lot of respect for Kashmiri Brahmins’ feelings.I would respect film producer to transfer all earnings to the Brahmin children’s education and construction of homes for them in Kashmir. It will be a great charity,” he wrote in a tweet on Sunday.
Interestingly, director Vivek Agnihotri reacted to Khan’s request and informed that he would be visiting Bhopal on March 25, and asked for his appointment so that they could discuss ideas on how to help the community.
”Sir Niyaz Khaan Sahab, Bhopal aa raha hoon 25th ko. Please give an appointment so we can meet and exchange ideas how we can help and how you can help with the royalty of your books and your power as an IAS officer”, read Agnihotri’s tweet.
Recently, the Karni Sena also urged Zee Studios and Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri to pledge 50% profit from the film for the welfare of the displaced Kashmiri Pandits.
The Kashmir Files narrates the true story of brutal sufferings endured by Kashmiri Pandits in 1990, stars Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Joshi. The movie has also managed to break the records of Sooryavanshi and Spiderman’s second-week collection by a record margin.
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