Watch: What Did Vivek Agnihotri Say When Asked If He’ll Share Movie Profits With KP Victims?

After the unprecedented success of Vivek Agnihotri’s film ‘The Kashmir File’ at the box office, there have been questions asked about whether the filmmaker will share the massive profits earned from the project to help the victims of Kashmiri Pandits exodus, the topic on which the file is based. 

Apart from a Maharashtra Minister and Karni Sena chief, even an IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh had requested The Kashmir Files makers to donate the earnings from the film for the welfare of affected Kashmiri Pandits.

The director, avoiding the IAS’ question, had responded saying he’d like to meet him in person “so we can meet and exchange ideas on how we can help and how you can help with the royalty of your books and your power as an IAS officer.”

Once again, the filmmaker was seen dodging a similar question at a press conference in Lucknow. Mr Agnihotri not only avoided the question but said that the film is yet to make money.

When a reported asked the director of the movie whether he will be sharing a part of his earnings from The Kashmir Files with the victims, Mr Agnihotri replied, “Kamaai hogi tab baat karenge abhi kamaai ki stithi toh hai. (We’ll talk once the money makes money. Currently, it seems like the film will earn some money.)”

Responding on his reply, the journalist said: “Kamaai toh bahut ho rahi hai…(The movie is making a lot of money.)” Mr Agnihotri, interrupting the journalist, said, “Aapko aisa lag raha hai woh galatfahmi hai aapki. (You are mistaken. It is not true.)”

Here’s the video of the interaction: 

Though Mr Agnihotri has claimed that his movie is yet to make money, the Kashmir Files has however collected an unprecedented Rs 190.10 crore in just 12 days of its release.

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