Anupam Kher posts cryptic tweet about “respect” as ‘The Kashmir Files’ fails to win at Filmfare

Anupam Kher posted unclear message after The Kashmir Files was rejected for a Filmfare Award on Thursday in Mumbai.

Anupam was nominated in the Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male) category for the film, which Rajkummar Rao won for Badhaai Do. Rajkummar Rao won the award. The film appeared to have been forgotten during the awards ceremony since director Vivek Agnihotri refused to accept the recognition.


He described Filmfare as “unethical and anti-cinema awards” in a lengthy essay he had written prior to the event. The Kashmir Files was nominated for awards in 6-7 categories, including Best Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Director for Vivek Agnihotri. In the Best Supporting Actor category for the movie, Mithun Chakraborty and Darshan Kumar were also nominated as cast members.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, which stars Alia Bhatt, won the award for best movie. At the occasion, he also took home the Best Director prize.

Anil Kapoor, who received the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) award for Jugjugg Jeeyo, defeated Mithun Chakraborty and Darshan Kumar. Akshat Ghildial, Suman Adhikary, and Harshavardhan Kulkarni received the Best Screenplay award for their work on Badhaai Do.

Before the Filmfare Awards, Vivek wrote a lengthy essay criticising the star system on Twitter. He protested and dissent against a corrupt, unethical and sycophant establishment of Bollywood, he have decided to not accept such awards.

He refused to be part of any oppressive and corrupt system or awards which treats writers, directors and other HODs & crew members of a film inferior to and/or as slaves to stars.