Watch: Kashmiri Pandit woman lashes out at Shikara director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, calls his film ghatiya

Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s directed film Shikara has been released in cinemas. The film tells the story of around 4,00,000 Kashmiri Pandits who had to fled the Valley in a mass exodus in 1990.

Kashmiri Pandit woman lashes out at Shikara director

Recently, a special screening organised by Vidhu Vinod Chopra at a theatre in Connaught Place, Delhi. After watching the movie a woman belonging to the community of Kashmiri Pandits broke down and lashed out at Chopra.

Kashmiri Pandit woman lashes out at Shikara director

In the video shared on social media, the Kashmiri Pandit woman is seen calling the film ‘Ghatiya’. According to the woman, Shikara doesn’t portray the actual suffering of the community including the genocide, mass rapes and mass murders committed by Islamic radical groups. “Ye aapka commercialism aapko mubarak ho (Congratulations on your commercialism). As a Kashmiri Pandit, I disown your film, I disown it,” said the woman.

She further alleged that Chopra polarised the sufferings faced by the community, to which Chopra replied that he will work on a sequel of the film for the woman.

Trying to calm the situation down, the director also said that “truth has two faces” and people have different perspectives on the same issues.

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“Ab aapke liye Sequel two banaengey (Now I will make a sequel for you),” replied Chopra in a lighter vein.

Meanwhile, talking about Shikara, the movie stars newcomers  Aadil Khan and Sadia. It released all over yesterday.

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