The almost always pleasant Anupam Kher was displeased to say the least when filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj dedicated his National Award win for ‘Haider’ to Kashmiri pandits. He was so miffed that he took to Twitter to express his anger.
Bhardwaj had responded to a question regarding a part in the original ‘Hamlet’ which he has chosen to leave out of his film. He stated, “The Kashmiri Pandit Genocide was a terrible tragedy. I did not add that part to the film because I felt it would do injustice to the people, we should make another movie on it. I would also like to dedicate the five awards to them”.
Kher tweeted, “While I congratulate Vishal Bhardwaj for National Awards but dedicating them to #KashmiriPandits genocide is such a fraudish thing to do. When was last time Vishal Bhardwaj spoke about d plight of #KashmiriPandits? He in fact humiliated us by doing dance of devil at our temple”.
‘Haider’ wasn’t the only big winner at the 62nd National Awards; ‘Queen’ also managed to see success with multiple awards.
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