Vivek Agnihotri gets a legal notice from Congress for Tashkent Files

Tashkent Files; directed by Vivek Agnihotri, features Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Tripathi, Mithun Chakraborty, Shweta Basu Prasad and Pallavi Joshi in pivotal roles, was due for a release on the 12th of April.

Vivek Agnihotri gets a legal notice from Congress for Tashkent Files Vivek Agnihotri gets a legal notice from Congress for Tashkent Files Source : press

Tashkent Files; directed by Vivek Agnihotri, features Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Tripathi, Mithun Chakraborty, Shweta Basu Prasad and Pallavi Joshi in pivotal roles, was due for a release on the 12th of April.


However; Vivek has stated that he has received a legal notice from, Vibhakar Shastri and Diwakar Shastri, grandsons of the Late Lal Bahadur Shastri, and also members of the Congress! The grandsons feel," attempt to create unwarranted and unnecessary controversy."


Agnihotri; in an interview to Republic TV has said," This is despite them seeing the film, appreciating it and expressing their gratitude to me in person on April 7 at PVR in Delhi. I have come to know from the horse's mouth that they have been coerced to do this by the top family. Shastri's grandsons have been used as scapegoats as the orders are from the top family."


He further said," I fail to understand why would the top Congress leaders do that? Why would Congress want to stop the movie, shut me up? Why am I being constantly bullied, threatened to release the film? Why are they scared of a movie that raises some questions on a citizen's #RightToTruth?"

He continued saying," This is arm twisting... They are forcing us not to show this movie. I said open and we have no shame in saying this because of my personal experience from my first film, they beat me up, there assaulted me, try to bend it everywhere and I had to run door to door and university to do much to show it to people... with this film also there been sending non-stop messages... if you look at my phone I am shocked and surprised to see so much of threat.. We don't want any controversy around, absolutely no controversy we knew that, that's why you went quiet it's very easy to get an answer and start a controversy because we believe that it's a very sensitive subject... Shastri Ji was the most humble honest Prime Minister of this country..."


Refuting any such possibility; Vivek said that the theme of the film was an individual's right to question and know. He said," The theme of the movie is dedicated to the journalists of India, that how the honest journalists of India fight for the right of truth. If I succumbed to this pressure then I won't do justice to my own theme. I am going to fight it out. I am going to take legal actions. I want to ask them why are they sending me legal notice and threatening my family."


On being asked about his next step after receiving the notice; the director said," I am yet to respond to the notice. I am planning to hold a press conference."



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