Lapid’s Wikipedia page vandalized after comment on ‘The Kashmir Files’, edited 21 times

Israeli film director Nadav Lapid has come under fire from critics for his comments on the film ‘The Kashmir Files’. The effect of the comment made regarding ‘The Kashmir Files’ has also been seen on his Wikipedia page. Since Nadav’s statement, his Wikipedia page has been edited 21 times and some objectionable words have also been used in it.

According to publicly available information on Wikipedia, Lapid’s account has been edited 21 times since Monday through eight different IP addresses, reported The Indian Express. The page termed Nadav Lapid’s criticism of him as anti-Hindu as fake and a publicity stunt.

Significantly, the jury chief of the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa and Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid on Monday called the Hindi film ‘The Kashmir Files’ a propaganda and vulgar film. Addressing the closing ceremony of IFFI 2022, Lapid said he was “disturbed and surprised” by the film being screened at the festival. The ceremony was attended by Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur as well as Kher and Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and actress Asha Parekh.

There was a boom in the box office

Agnihotri compared ‘The Kashmir Files’ to Steven Spielberg’s genocide film ‘Schindler’s List’, which showed the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley due to militancy in the nineties. The 1993 Oscar-winning film has been mentioned by many, including Israel’s ambassador to India, Naor Gillon. Despite the criticisms about this film, it earned Rs 330 crores at the box office.

The film is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits.

Vivek Agnihotri is the writer and director of ‘The Kashmir Files’. The film is based on the community’s exodus from Kashmir after the killing of Kashmiri Pandits by Pakistan-backed terrorists. ‘The Kashmir Files’ was released across the cinema halls on March 11 this year. It was part of the ‘Indian Panorama section’ of IFFI and was screened on 22 November.

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