The Kashmir Files is directed by Vivek Agnihotri, and the film has remained in controversies since its release last year.
The Kashmir Files, one of the few box office successes in the Hindi film industry last year, drew harsh criticism from some who thought it was more of a propaganda outlet. Prakash Raj, a National Award-winning actor, recently referred to the political drama as "nonsense."
Anupam Kher has already responded vehemently to Prakash Raj's statement in a recent interview. Talking to Navbharat Times, the veteran actor said, "Apni apni aukat ki baat karte hain log. Kuch logo ko zindagi bhar jhooth bolna padta hai, kuch log zindagi bhar sach bolte hain. Main un logon mein se hoon jo zindagi bhar sach bol ke zindagi jiyein hain. Jisko jhooth bol ke jeena hai vo uski marzi hai.
It was at a Kerala event where Raj had said, "The Kashmir Files is one of the nonsense films, but we know who produced it. Shameless. International jury spit on them. They are still shameless. The other fellow, the director is still telling, 'Why I am not getting Oscar?' He will not even get a Bhaskar."
Earlier, the director of The Kashmir Files, Vivek Agnihotri, had also slammed the actor and tweeted, "A small, people’s film #TheKashmirFiles has given sleepless nights to #UrbanNaxals so much that one of their Pidi is troubled even after one year, calling its viewer’s barking dogs. And Mr. Andhkaar Raj, how can I get Bhaskar, she/he is all yours. Forever."
Meanwhile, apart from Anupam Kher, The Kashmir Files also starred Mithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumaar, Pallavi Joshi, Chinmay Mandlekar, Puneet Issar, and Bhasha Sumbli among others.