Mumbai (Maharashtra): Filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri on Thursday revealed that he will soon be working on his next feature film The Delhi Files. The filmmaker, whose last film The Kashmir Files bombed at the box office but also courted controversy, shared the news in a post on Twitter. Teasing Delhi Files, Vivek has not revealed much about his upcoming film.
“I thank all the people who owned #TheKashmirFiles. For the past four years, we have worked very hard with utmost sincerity and honesty. I may have spammed your TL, but it is important to make people aware of the genocide and injustice done to Kashmiri Hindus. Time for me to work on a new film (sic),” Agnihotri tweeted. In a follow-up post, he wrote, “#TheDelhiFiles”, hinting at the title of the new film, but kept his followers guessing about the film’s plot. The Kashmir Files, which released nationwide on March 11, depicts the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley in the 1990s. It starred Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborty and Darshan Kumar.
Though the film was called out by some critics and writers for its problematic politics, it did exceptionally well at the box office, earning over Rs 330 crore. The film also sparked a debate among political parties after several BJP-ruled states including Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat exempted it from entertainment tax. Prior to The Kashmir Files, the filmmaker had directed The Tashkent Files, based on the mysterious death of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966. His other film credits include Chocolate and the erotic thrillers Hate Story and Zid.