Actor Anupam Kher has slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his ‘crude, insensitive’ comments on The Kashmir Files. In a new interview, Anbalagan said that Chief Minister Kejriwal was trying to act as a comedian in the Delhi Assembly. He also said that Arvind Kejriwal should not come as a caricature. Anbalagan, who was critical of his comment on The Kashmir Files, said that even an illiterate person would not speak like this. (Read more | After Kejriwal’s ‘Upload on YouTube’ comment, Anupam Kher tells fans ‘Up to Kashmir files cinema hall me hi tekna’)
Earlier in the day, the Delhi Chief Minister had said in the assembly, “They (BJP) are demanding tax exemption for the film in Delhi. If it is uploaded on YouTube, the film is free and everyone can watch it. Some people are earning millions in the name of Kashmiri Pandits.
Speaking to Times Now, Anbalagan said, “After Kejriwal’s statement, I think every real Indian should go to the cinema and see this movie. He did not think about the expulsion of millions of Kashmiri Hindus from their own homes, the rape of women and the killing of people. Those behind him laughed. It was shameful. The files should be brought with the guilt that people have accepted. Saying ‘we do not know what happened to us’ … It is a shame to say that this is a propaganda film or a lie.
Anbalagan further said, “He has not seen the film. It does not mean that he did not take the line-free. Recently he took the line 83. He believes that the film should be shot well. Unworthy of the Chief Minister, he was playing in the gallery, he was trying to act as a comedian. Work there … he should not come as a caricature, he is a real person, he is an educated person, he is an IRS officer. Don’t talk like that. It is not done. “
Anupam also tweeted after Kejriwal’s comment, “Ab to dosto #TheKashmirFiles cinema hall me hi jaake dekhna. Aap logo ne 32 saal Baad #KashmiriHindus ke dukhko Jaana hai. Unke saath huye atyachar ko Samjha dihanihoke saathkin hai. E.g. Rahe Hain, Gribya Ungo Apni Takat Ka Ehsas Karain. And make them realize your power. #Shame). “
The Kashmir Piles, directed by Vivek-Agnihotri, was released in theaters on March 11. It stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumar and many more. It revolves around the expulsion of Kashmiri Pandits in the Kashmir Valley in the 1990s. Tax exemptions have been announced for the film in several states including Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Goa, Haryana and Uttarakhand. That earned it too