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Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files to re-release in theatres on…

Vivek Agnihotri's directorial The Kashmir Files, which was released in theatres last year and proved to be a blockbuster hit, is all set to hit the silver screens once again this year on January 19, which the Kashmiri Hindu community observes as 'Exodus Day'. Actor Anupam Kher who essays a…

Indian film body condemns Nadav Lapid’s controversial remarks on ‘The…

The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has issued a statement condemning Nadav Lapid's controversial remarks on the film 'The Kashmir Files' at IFFI. FWICE in a statement called asked the Israeli filmmaker to issue an unconditional apology. "The FWICE, the oldest and the largest organisation of the workers,…

‘The Kashmir Files’ is a vulgar propaganda movie. I can…

Offering a "total apology" if his remarks on "The Kashmir Files" had been misinterpreted, Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid has said his aim was not to insult the Kashmiri Pandit community or those who had suffered. Lapid, who was the international jury chair at the recent International Film Festival of India…

‘Close your eyes if you can’t see truth’: Anupam Kher…

Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who played the protagonist in the blockbuster 'The Kashmir Files', which documents the alleged genocide and exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley, on Tuesday spoke up on the raging controversy over International Film Festival of India (IFFI) jury head and Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid's statement…

Vivek Agnihotri and Anupam Kher react to Israeli filmmaker Nadav…

A day after Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid termed his film a "propaganda", "The Kashmir Files" director Vivek Agnihotri in a cryptic social media post said truth is the most dangerous thing as it can make people lie. Agnihotri's reaction comes after veteran actor Anupam Kher, who starred in "The Kashmir…

‘Hindu community in this country are seriously concerned about their…

British member of parliament (MP) Bob Blackman on Thursday (22) came forward in support of the Hindu community after violence between Hindu and Muslim communities have affected areas such as Leicester, saying he condemned "violent attacks on Hindu temples in Leicester and Smethwick" and cautioned that the Hindu festivals of…

The House of Lords hosts lunch to honour ‘The Kashmir…

THE House of Lords on June 9 hosted a lunch in the honour of Indian filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri and actor-producer Pallavi Joshi, his spouse. The luncheon party for the makers of Bollywood film ‘The Kashmir Files’ was hosted by Lord Rami Ranger CBE. In his welcome address, Lord Ranger said,…

Kashmiri Pandits forced to leave their homes, BJP can’t handle…

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday claimed that Kashmiri Pandits were being forced to leave the Valley due to the targeted killings and demanded the Centre put forth an action plan to stop such incidents.Addressing the Aam Aadmi Party's 'Jan Aakrosh Rally at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, he also…

‘We should save Kashmiri Pandits:’ Kangana Ranaut reacts to recent…

Four-time National Film Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut has strongly reacted to the recent killing in Kashmir. For the uninitiated, tension has been rising in Jammu and Kashmir following the recent killings of Kashmiri Pandits. In a recent terror attack, a bank manager was shot dead in Kulgam. Later, The Resistance…

Kashmiri Pandits protesting but BJP busy celebrating its eight years:…

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the government over the killing of a Hindu woman teacher in Kulgam, saying Kashmiri Pandits are protesting but the BJP is busy celebrating eight years of the Modi government. "In Kashmir, 15 security personnel have been martyred and 18 civilians have been killed…

Kashmiri Pandit employees threaten mass migration after teacher’s killing in…

Kashmiri Pandits, employed under the PM package, on Tuesday threatened to undertake mass migration from the valley if the government did not relocate them to safe places within the next 24 hours as employees from the community hit the streets at various places to protest against the killing of a…

Now, Man City has its ‘very own KGF!’

THE POPULARITY of the Indian multi-language movie KGF: Chapter 2 has caught the imagination of Manchester City. The English Premier League club posted a photo collage of three of its stars - Kevin De Bruyne, İlkay Gündoğan, and Phil Foden - on Instagram with the words “K.G.F, Kevin Gundo Foden”…

Kangana Ranaut and Vivek Agnihotri in talks to team up…

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who is riding high on the massive success of his latest directorial venture The Kashmir Files (2022), is reportedly in talks with Kangana Ranaut for one of his forthcoming films. Agnihotri has become one of the most sought-after filmmakers in Bollywood following the worldwide success of The…

Narendra Modi praises Anupam Kher’s The Kashmir Files

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday praised filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files, a film based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley in the 1990s. He said the film is "bringing the truth in its correct form" and history has to be presented in…

The Kashmir Files to arrive on 11th March 2022

Inspired by true events, the upcoming Bollywood film The Kashmir Files has booked a new release date for its theatrical release. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, the film was earlier set to enter cinemas on January 26, 2022. It will now release on March 11. The film has been…

Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files dominates Times Square on…

Renowned filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s upcoming film The Kashmir Files makes India proud at the global level on Republic Day as it dominates Times Square in New York. Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri feels honoured and privileged that his hugely-anticipated film The Kashmir Files has become the first one to dominate the…

Diaspora leaders discuss attacks on Hindus with top US Congressman

COMMUNITY leaders from the Indian-American diaspora met Congressman James McGovern and discussed the spike in atrocities on Hindus in various parts of the world, including Pakistan and Bangladesh. McGovern, who is the chairman of the House Rules Committee and the Democratic co-chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission,…

20 years of Gadar: Director Anil Sharma walks down memory…

Starring Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, and Amrish Puri in lead roles, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha completes 20 years of its release on Tuesday. Directed by Anil Sharma, the film hit the marquee on June 15, 2001, and smashed several box-office records during its theatrical run. It is considered a classic…

From Alaya F to Hina Khan to Pavail Gulati, debutants…

By: Murtuza Iqbal Every year we get to see many new faces in Bollywood, and 2020 was not an exception. Many actors and actresses made their Bollywood debut this year, and even if their films didn’t get a big-screen release, they were in the limelight because of their OTT release.…

Kangana Ranaut to Uddhav Thackeray: Today, my house has been…

It’s Kangana Ranaut v/s Maharashtra government right now. It all started when a few days ago, Kangana stated that she is scared of Mumbai Police, and in reply to this, Shiv Sena leader, Sanjay Raut said that she should not come to Mumbai if she is scared of the police…

Narendra Modi’s ‘settler’ masterplan for Kashmir’s ‘new development journey’

PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi is changing Indian Kashmir's residency laws for the first time since 1947, in a bid to snuff out any challenge to the disputed territory belonging to India. Drawing comparisons with Israel's "settler" tactics in the Palestinian Territories, Modi's nationalist government aims to change the demographic makeup…

Kashmiri cuisine is amalgamation of Indian, Persian, central Asian influences

JUST as Kashmir is known for its uniqueness, the region’s cuisine, too, is celebrated as special. Kashmiri cuisine is not just about food, it is a celebration of life where traditions, memories and flavours are mixed to present the perfect Kashmiri spread. Food is central to Kashmiri social life. Whether…

Kashmiri cuisine is amalgamation of Indian, Persian, central Asian influences

JUST as Kashmir is known for its uniqueness, the region’s cuisine, too, is celebrated as special. Kashmiri cuisine is not just about food, it is a celebration of life where traditions, memories and flavours are mixed to present the perfect Kashmiri spread. Food is central to Kashmiri social life. Whether…

Fun, fairs, festivals of Jammu and Kashmir

FESTIVALS represent the culture of a region and the fascinating diversity of Jammu and Kashmir is evident in the number of festivals that are celebrated in these regions. The vibrant and joyous celebrations add to the beauty of Jammu and Kashmir, which is situated on the country’s northern-most tip. Jammu…

Shikara movie review: An untold story that deserves a watch

What if you become a refugee in your own country? Even thinking about it would scare you. But this actually happened with around 4 lakh Kashmiri Pandits when they had to leave Kashmir and live as refugees in Jammu. Vidhu Vinod Chopra gets this story of the Kashmiri Pandits on…

Indian-Americans commemorate 30th anniversary of Kashmiri Pandit exodus

INDIAN-AMERICANS, wearing "phirans" and the tricolour headgears, held several events in different parts of the US, including in front of the White House, to mark the 30th anniversary of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley, recognising the resilience and noble spirit of the community. In over three dozen…

Debutants to look forward to this year

Every year many faces are seen in Bollywood films. Some of them leave a mark with their performances, and some of them are in the news as they are star kids. Last year, we had actors like Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday, Pranutan Bahl, and others who made their Bollywood debut…

Vivek Agnihotri signs Anupam Kher for The Kashmir Files

Filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, whose last offering The Tashkent Files (2019) ran for over 50 days and turned out to be a sleeper hit at the box-office, is set to bring forth yet another thought-provoking film. Titled The Kashmir Files, the movie is based on the biggest genocide in India’s…

Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri begins his next The Kashmir Files

After the success of conspiracy thriller, The Tashkent Files (2019), well-known filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri has now started working on his next directorial offering, The Kashmir Files. As the title aptly suggests, The Kashmir Files is based on biggest genocide in India’s history – ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Pandits. Filmmaker…

Congressional hearing on Kashmir was one sided: Kashmiri Pandits

THE Congressional hearing on human rights situation in South Asia with a focus on Kashmir was one sided, a top organisation of Kashmiri Pandits has alleged in a letter to the Congressman who chaired the committee, saying it left out one of the indigenous races of Jammu and Kashmir against…

Barry Gardiner: Politicians should not use Kashmir issue to divide…

by Barry Gardiner Over the past few weeks many people have contacted me about the situation in Kashmir and the events that have taken place since the Indian Parliament revoked Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. Let me start by saying that I would not expect any Indian politician to…

Howdy Modi event “win-win” situation for Modi, Trump

Prime minister Narendra Modi and US president Donald Trump attending the mega "Howdy Modi" event together in Houston is a "win-win" situation not only for both the leaders, but also for their countries, the head of a US-based India centric corporate advocacy group has said. President Trump will join prime…

Pakistan should leave Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: Bob Blackman

ONE of Britain's most outspoken MPs on the Kashmir issue Bob Blackman has called on Pakistan to leave Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, asserting that India has a sovereign right over the entire region. Addressing a UK-based Kashmiri Pandit gathering organised here on Saturday (14), the Conservative Party MP countered the Pakistani government's…

Kashmiri Hindus dream of returning home

UTPAL KAUL, a Hindu, has dreamt of returning to his lakeside property and peach orchard in Kashmir ever since he fled the Muslim-dominated valley three decades ago in fear of his life. It seemed like an impossible hope until last week, when the Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special…

Bob Blackman: Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of…

By Bob Blackman MP I first became aware of the challenge of the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the early 1990s after the Kashmiri Pandits were ethnically cleansed from their ancestral home in the valley after threats from extremist Islamist terrorists. I eventually had the opportunity to visit…

Displaced Hindus from Kashmir eye return after India’s scrapping of…

INDIAN Hindus forced out of Muslim-majority Kashmir decades ago are jubilant at the government's decision to allow all citizens the right to settle there, with many considering an eventual return home if conditions are secure. Aiming to integrate the region fully into India, prime minister Narendra Modi's government has scrapped…

UK calls for calm as British MPs divided over Article…

The UK government on Tuesday (6) said that it was monitoring the situation in Kashmir closely and called for calm as the country's parliamentarians echoed some of the wider divisions over the India's decision to revoke Article 370 and bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian government on…

Indian-Americans urge US to ‘fully support’ India on Kashmir

THE Indian-American community in the US has urged the Trump administration to “fully support” India’s decision to revoke the constitutional provision that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir and to continue to exert pressure on Pakistan to end its support to cross-border terrorism. The Indian government abolished Article 370…

There is a need to preserve Indian culture in UK,…

There is a need to preserve Indian culture in the UK and make it more inclusive to have a "tolerant" society, experts at a panel discussion here have said. The discussion was held at the Indian Gymkhana yesterday as part of the India and the UK year of culture 2017.…