There was Fatwah on me and my husband for ‘Kashmir Files’: Pallavi Joshi


New Delhi: “The filming was the easiest part …..,” recounts actress Pallavi Joshi, also co-producer of the film ‘The Kashmir Files’. She says that a Fatwah was issued against her and husband Vivek Agnihotri on the last day of the film’s shooting in Kashmir.

“The shooting was the smallest part of our entire journey. The whole research, reaching out to people, getting money for the film, getting actors on board, everything was a massive challenge,” recounts Pallavi, who also has an important role in the film.

“In the four years that we dedicated to this film, shooting took only a month. The only thing that happened was when we were shooting in Kashmir, we received a Fatwah issued on our names,” she has been quoted as saying in the website.

“….When that happened, we were fortunately on our last scene. I told Vivek, ‘Let’s finish this scene quickly and head to the airport.’ We were leaving anyway, but I told him, ‘Let’s not say anything and finish the shoot right now.’ Because we wouldn’t get another chance to come back”.

So, Pallavi Joshi explains when the last scene was finished. “I sent a few people to the hotel and said, ‘You guys start packing and put everything in the bag and get it to the sets and we’ll leave from there.’ That was the only challenge we faced while shooting.”

Meanwhile, media reports said a day after ‘The Kashmir Files’ director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, his actor-wife Pallavi Joshi, and producer Abhishek Agarwal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, netizens have begun trending ‘Boycott Kapil Sharma Show’ on Twitter, again. Vivek hinted that Kapil Sharma had refused to have his team of ‘The Kashmir Files’ on his show given it didn’t have any big stars.

‘The Kashmir Files’ is a Hindi film written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri and produced by Abhishek Agarwal. Starring noted stars Mithun Chakraborty and Anupam Kher, the film portrays the story of the exodus of ‘Kashmiri Hindus’ in the early 1990s due to the enhanced Kashmir insurgency by Pakistani-sponsored terrorists.

The film was set to release on January 26, 2022, coinciding with Republic Day, but as the plot could embarrass and expose some interested parties, it was postponed over a piece of litigation and also due to the Omicron variant spread.

It was only released recently after Bombay High Court had dismissed a petition from one Intezar Hussain Sayed.

“Now the biggest icon of this country Narendra Modi ji is promoting Vivek Agnihotri’s masterpiece ‘The Kashmir Files’,” went a tweet.


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