Anurag Kashyap, Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘tug of words’ continues, Read on

New Delhi: The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri and Anurag Kashyap’s war of words takes another turn. Anurag, talking about Oscar submissions, said that RRR should be nominated as India’s official submission to the Oscars in the best foreign feature film award category. He added that he hopes “it’s not The Kashmir Files”.

In response, Vivek Agnihotri tweeted, “He is running a campaign against The Kashmir Files Oscars submission.”

Now, in a recent interview with India TV, the Gangs Of Wasseypur director opened up about his remark on The Kashmir Files.

He said, “Vivek Agnihotri wanted attention and he got it. The statement was made in jest. The discussion was about RRR and Oscars and how the movie is being loved in Hollywood. RRR has bagged 3 nominations for Saturn Awards, which no Indian film has ever got. Vivek skipped over an 80-minute interview and tweeted about the part about The Kashmir Files because he has an attention problem. He wants a lot of attention. He thinks he has achieved a lot. Nothing of this sort has happened with him ever in his life. The Kashmir Files has given a lot to him. Still, his hunger is not subsiding. And for that, he can abuse me as much as he wants.”

Anurag said that the statement he made was for amusement and called Vivek as an attention seeker.

Also speaking about Oscar nominations, Anurag said, “What (films) we send for consideration and what kind of films are actually nominated, there is a huge difference there. Only a handful of our films have been nominated for Oscars because we have sent the wrong films. I have not seen The Kashmir Files because it’s not my ideology. But I stick to my words.”

Meanwhile, Anurag Kashyap-directed Dobaaraa has been released in theatres on August 19. The movie stars Taapsee Pannu, Pavail Gulati, Rahul Bhat in pivotal roles.

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