New Delhi [India], May 10 (ANI): Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri and MP Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday engaged in a war of words on Twitter after the former union minister posted that ‘Kashmir Files’ film had been banned in Singapore for being “provocative” and “one-sided”.
Earlier today the Thiruvananthapuram MP took to Twitter to say Tharoor took to Twitter to share a news article and wrote, “Film promoted by India’s ruling party, KashmirFiles, banned in Singapore.”https://twitter.com/ShashiTharoor/status/1523823431015223297To this the Agnihotri, the film’s director shared a list of popular films that have been banned in Singapore but hailed worldwide, calling Singapore the “most regressive censor in the world.””Dear fopdoodle, gnashnab @ShashiTharoor, FYI, Singapore is most regressive censor in the world” Agnihotri wrote tagging Tharoor.
“It even banned The Last Temptations of Jesus Christ (ask your madam). Even a romantic film called TheLeelaHotelFiles will be banned. Pl stop making fun of Kashmiri Hindu Genocide,” Agnihotri wrote.
https://twitter.com/vivekagnihotri/status/1523865727513505792Further the director also asked whether the late wife of Tharoor, Sunanda Pushkar was a Kashmiri Hindu and that the Congress MP should delete his tweet and apologise to Sunanda’s soul. “Hey @ShashiTharoor, Is this true that Late Sunanda Pushkar was a Kashmiri Hindu? Is the enclosed SS true? If yes, then in Hindu tradition, to respect the dead, you must delete your tweet and apologise to her soul,” Agnihotri wrote.
https://twitter.com/vivekagnihotri/status/1523869657706364929Bollywood actor Anupam Kher too waded into the spat by sharing a screenshot of a Twitter thread of the late Sunanda Pushkar and asking Tharoor to “show some sensitivity towards Kashmiri Pandits for Sunanda’s sake.””Dear @ShashiTharoor! Your callousness towards KashmiriHindus genocide is tragic. If nothing else at least for Sunanda’s sake who was a Kashmiri herself you should show some sensitivity towards KashmiriPanditsnot feel victorious about a country banning TheKashmirFiles!,” Kher posted along with a broken heart emoji.
https://twitter.com/AnupamPKher/status/1523878765230702593’The Kashmir Files,’ on the life of Kashmiri pandits during the 1990 Kashmir insurgency, is based on first-generation video interviews of victims of the Kashmiri massacre, making an account of their pain, suffering, struggle and trauma. (ANI)