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Vivek Agnihotri Under Threat, Vivek, Anupam Speak
The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri has been provided ‘Y’ category security by the Central Government. This decision was taken at the highest level after Vivek Agnihotri and his wife actress Pallavi Joshi received continuous threats from unknown sources after the release of their hugely controversial massively successful expose on the killing and migration of lakhs of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990.
Vivek Agnihotri admitted there was a risk. “Yes there have been threats. The Government insisted on providing the security.I don’t believe anyone can harm me as long as the people of India are with me”
Vivek Agnihotri has broken some highly sacrosanct tenets and rules of the film industry. There is a deep resentment among the movie moghuls of the film industry against his venturing into an area where angels fear to tread. That apart, there are many radical elements gunning for Vivek after he exposed the conspiracy of silence against the Pandits.
Vivek Agnihotri is currently travelling across the country speaking about his film to the public and hence exposed to grave risk.
Anupam Kher whose rousing performance as a dying dementia-inflicted homeless Kashmiri Pandit, has moved audiences to tears says the threats won’t intimidate them. “The fact that there are some serious threats is proof that some section of our society—and I don’t need to them—are very insecure and frightened after being exposed in The Kashmir Files. Vivek Agnihotri has made a film that has shaken the nation. We must celebrate his success as the success of fairness justice and equality,” says Anupam.