Up to seven Filmfare Awards, including Best Director, have been nominated for Vivek Agnihotri’s movie The Kashmir Files.
Vivek Agnihotri has opted out of going. Writers, directors, and other HODs and crew members of a film are treated as inferior to and/or as slaves to stars in an authoritarian and corrupt system or awards, according to Vivek.
In response to a tweet about the Filmfare nominations this year, Vivek wrote a lengthy letter condemning the awards and addressing the formation of a new parallel Hindi film industry.
Vivek posted a message on Twitter on Thursday concerning Filmfare. He discovered through the media that The Kashmir Files is up for seven 68th Filmfare Awards. However, he politely declined to participate in these anti-cinema and unethical awards. Other than the celebrities, no one has a face, claims Filmfare. Nobody is important.
I learnt from media that #TheKashmirFiles is nominated in 7 categories for the 68th Filmfare Awards. But I politely refuse to be part of these unethical and anti-cinema awards. Here is why:
According to Filmfare, other than the stars, nobody has… pic.twitter.com/2qKCiZ8Llh
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) April 27, 2023
Because of this, Master Directors like Sanjay Bhansali or Sooraj Barjatya have no faces in the sycophantic and unscrupulous world of Filmfare. Annes Bazmi resembles Karthik Aryan, Sooraj resembles Mr. Bachchan, and Sanjay Bhansali resembles Alia Bhatt. It’s not that Filmfare Awards determine a filmmaker’s dignity, but this degrading system must be changed.
He has resolved not to accept such prizes in protest and opposition against the corrupt, immoral, and sycophant Bollywood elite. Writers, directors, and other HODs and crew members of a film are treated as inferior to and/or as slaves to stars in any repressive and corrupt awards system, and he refuses to be a part of it.
The Kashmir Files is nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Anupam Kher), Best Supporting Actor (Mithun Chakraborty), and Best Actor (Darshan Kumar) in addition to Vivek being nominated in the Best Director category. One of the highest-grossing Hindi films last year was The Kashmir Files.