Calling the politician’s statements ‘crude and insensitive, Kher stated that that CM Kejriwal was attempting to do a ‘arise comic’s job’ on the State Assembly. In an interview with Times Now, Kher stated, “After Kejriwal’s statement, I think every true Indian should go and watch this film in the theatre.”
He went on so as to add, “He was crude, insensitive and he didn’t think about the lakhs of Kashmir Hindus who were thrown out of their own homes, the women raped and people murdered. The people behind him were laughing and it was shameless. That was also happening in the state assembly…”
Sharing why he thought the CM’s feedback had been shameful, he stated, “If he wants to have a political problem with the Prime Minister or the BJP, he should have just spoken about that. But to bring in Kashmir Files which the people are accepting, feeling guilty, and saying ‘We didn’t know this happened to us’…to say that it is a propaganda film or it is a lie I think it was shameful.”
Anupam additionally shared that whereas the politician shouldn’t be making his movie tax-free within the capital, he declared the Ranveer Singh sports activities drama ’83 tx-free. “He has not seen the film. It’s not that he hasn’t made films tax-free. Recently, he made 83 tax-free. He does believe that a film that is good should be made. But this film has gone beyond tax-free, it’s a movement. To rub salts on wounds of people who have suffered for the last 32 years is unbecoming of a chief minister. He was playing to the gallery, he was trying to do a stand-up comedian’s job over there… He should not come across as a caricature, he is a real person, he is an educated person, he is an IRS officer. Ek anpadh gawaar aadmi bhi aisi baat nahi karta hai (An uneducated person also doesn’t talk like this). It was not done.”
The Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKDP) has additionally taken objection to Kejriwal’s current remarks. They stated that the ‘docudrama’ relies on private testimony and meticulous documentation of group information.
“The entire world was shocked to see AAP legislators laughing and making a mockery of the story of Kashmiri Pandits’ genocide. A simple request by the public to make the movie tax-free was hooted by the CM, who has past track record of granting such requests. Such discriminatory and hostile behaviour on an extremely serious subject is not becoming of the highest office in Delhi administration,” stated Surinder Kaul, co-founder of GKPD.
Accusing the BJP of doing politics over the problem of Kashmiri Pandits’ exodus, the Delhi Chief Minister on Saturday requested how most of the displaced individuals returned to the Valley because the occasion got here to energy. The Aam Aadmi Party chief once more recommended that the film be placed on YouTube and proceeds earned from it spent for the welfare of Kashmiri Pandits.
Kejriwal stated that concrete steps must be taken to make sure that Kashmir Pandits can return to their properties. He stated ‘The Kashmir Files’ has earned about Rs 200 crore and alleged that the BJP is “making money on someone’s tragedy” by the movie.
“This is a crime. The country will not tolerate this,” the chief minister stated.
“The BJP is doing politics over the issue. We demand ‘The Kashmir Files’ film be uploaded on YouTube so that the entire country can understand the plight of Kashmiri Pandits. The money earned from it should be spent on the welfare of Kashmiri Pandits,” he stated through the post-budget press convention.