Kapil Sharma finds support in Kashmir for ignoring ‘The Kashmir Files’ cast

Srinagar: At a time when ‘Comedy King’ Kapil Sharma is facing backlash from some netizens on Twitter for not promoting ‘The Kashmir Files,’ on his popular show, the ‘Comedy King’ has found support in Kashmir Valley where social media users have been hailing his decision, urging him not to promote’ hate’.

The Kashmir Files Director Vivek Agnihotri claimed that Kapil and the show’s producers refused to invite them on The Kapil Sharma Show. After this claim, trolls were seen active on social media, and the #BoycottKapilSharmaShow started trending on Twitter.

“Kapil Sharma Ji we never expected from you this. We respect your success & hard work, but now you lost our love, respect & sympathy. Comparing to your platform social media is bigger than you. We will support #TheKashmirFiles! Now onward we #BoycottKapilSharma show & movies,” wrote a user on Twitter.

The tweets of boycott nature flooded on Twitter and Facebook.

However, amid this, social media users in Kashmir Valley supported Kapil Sharma and hailed his decision.

The netizens from Kashmir Valley wrote that ‘The Kashmir Files’ has been made to sow the seed of enmity between two communities. “It (TKF) is based on lies and far from the truth,” wrote a netizen.

“Vivek Agnihotri is trying to provoke people against the minority community and i wholeheartedly congratulate Kapil Sharma for denouncing hatred on his show,” a netizen on Facebook wrote.

Another netizen from Kashmir Valley wrote that: “Well done! The film is a pack of lies to serve a particular narrative.”

Another social media user wrote: “Let’s boycott indeed Agnihotri’s movie. We need smiles not hatred.”

Facebook post where netizens extend support for Kapil Sharma

The Kashmir Files is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language film written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri and produced by Abhishek Agarwal starring Mithun Chakraborty and Anupam Kher. The film tells the story of the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus in the early 1990s due to eruption of militancy in Kashmir. The film was set to release theatrically worldwide on 26 January 2022, coinciding with India’s Republic Day, but was postponed due to the Omicron variant spread. Now, the film is scheduled to release on 11 March 2022.

The Kashmir Files talks about alleged Kashmiri Pandits genocide. However, as per official date over 220 Kashmiri Pandits have been killed in Kashmir Valley in militancy related incidents where as the number of Muslims is too high. The official data reveals that besides Kashmiri Pandits, various Muslim families also migrated from Kashmir to other parts of India during the hey days of militancy. (KNT)

Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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