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Anupam Kher Says Kashmir Files Controversy Is “Our Internal Truth”

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher, an experienced actor, said on Thursday that his film “The Kashmir Files” is a “internal truth” and that it shouldn’t be hard to say what is right. During a session at the 2023 Jagran Film Festival (JFF), the star was asked to say what he thought about how some people unfairly criticised the 2022 film.

“The Kashmir Files” is our internal truth, Kher said in answer. I tell the truth because it shouldn’t be hard to say what’s on your mind. Truth goes on forever. There’s no way to explain the truth.”

The 68-year-old said that directors often try to please the crowd, which he doesn’t think they should do.

“Don’t try to be well-liked by everyone. Be well-liked by yourself first. There is something wrong with you if you aren’t popular with yourself. When we try to make something (like a movie), we often wonder, “Will other people like it?

Vivek Agnihotri’s movie “The Kashmir Files” is about how the Kashmiri Pandit people left the Kashmir Valley in the 1990s. It was one of the biggest hits in Hindi last year, making more than Rs 200 crore, but it was also called a “propaganda” picture.

Kher, whose work has lasted almost 40 years, said he doesn’t like being called a “veteran or legend.” The graduate of the National School of Drama made his first movie, “Saaransh,” in 1984. Since then, he has worked on films like “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,” “Karma,” and “A Wednesday.”

“I’m not in competition with my peers. I’m going up against people like Tiger Shroff. I’m going up against Varun Dhawan.

“Footprints on Water,” with Adil Hussain and directed by Nathalia Syam, was the first film shown at the JFF on Thursday.

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