Acclaimed actor Anupam Kher has said that ‘The Kashmir Files’ is not just a film for him, but “an emotion that I have portrayed on screen”. He was speaking at the ‘Table Talks’ event at the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here on Wednesday.
“I represent people who were evicted from their homes, so I consider it a great responsibility to express this in the best possible way,” Kher said with emotion. “My tears, my troubles, what you see in the film are all real.”
Anupam Kher said the Vivek Agnihotri film made people across the world aware of the tragedy of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley in the 1990s.
“This is a film based on true events. Vivek Agnihotri interviewed around 500 people from across the world for the film. On the night of January 19, 1990, escalating violence in the valley forced nearly half a million Kashmiri Pandits to leave their homes and memories Was
“As a Kashmiri Hindu, I lived with the tragedy,” Kher to continue. “But nobody was recognizing the tragedy. The world was trying to hide this tragedy. The film began a healing process by documenting the tragedy.
Talking about the advent of OTT platform, Kher Said that the audience is now used to watching world cinema and multilingual films.
“The audience got a taste of realistic films. Films that have an element of reality in them will surely connect with the audience,” said Anupam Kher. The success of films like ‘The Kashmir Files’ is proof of this, he said. The film turned out amazing without any songs, without any comedy. It is indeed a victory of cinema.”