The Kashmir Files, Vivek Agnihotri, Akshay Kumar

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri directorial venture The Kashmir Files have been very well received by the audience. People were taken aback by its hard-hitting content. The movie has already crossed the 250 crore mark at the box office while completely surpassing Akshay Kumar starrer Bachchhan Paandey. The Sooryavanshi actor’s movie was released a week after TKF and didn’t fare well at the box office with Anupam Kher starrer taking over the domestic markets. Recently, during an event, Akshay Kumar was seen talking about Bachchhan Paandey failure while praising The Kashmir Files.

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Now, reacting to Akshay Kumar appreciation comment on The Kashmir Files, Vivek seems to have taken a sly dig at Kumar as he said that what can a person say out of helplessness. During a recent conversation with VJ Raunac, Vivek replied, “Woh toh majboori mein ab kya bolega aadmi jab 100 log saamne khade hoke sawaal puchenge Kashmir Files. ‘Aapki film nahi chali aur woh chal gayi’ toh kya bolsakte hai? Woh toh main ek function mein tha Bhopal mein usme bolna padh gaya (That he had to say out of helplessness when 100 people came to him asking about The Kashmir Files. When asked ‘your film didn’t do well and that one worked’ then what can he say? I was also attending a function in Bhopal where I had to praise the film).”

When asked if he got any appreciation messages, Vivek replied, “Peeche koi nahi bolta sab public…Ek aadmi ne mujhe message nahi kiya…Sablog apni film promote karne jaate hai aur media waalein unse Kashmir Files ke baare mein puch lete hai. Toh unhe majboori mein kuch bolna padhta hai. Par apne mann se kisine kuch nahi bola (Nobody appreciates personally…No one messaged me. Everyone was promoting their films and the media would ask about The Kashmir Files. They had to say something out of pressure. But no one said anything out of their own will).

Also read: Akshay Kumar talks about Bachchhan Paandey’s low performance at the box office

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