Court orders stay on ‘The Kashmir Files’ release

Amrita Tanna

Senior Editor


‘The Kashmir Files’ is scheduled for release on 11th March but a court has ordered a stay on its release, can reveal.

The wife of martyred Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna, Shalini, saw the film during a screening last week and objected to one of the scenes depicting her husband. She made this known to the makers who didn’t seem to pay any heed to her comments or sentiments. Shalini then went ahead through the legal route because she couldn’t get confirmation about whether the scene would be removed.

The court’s order says, as reported by India Today, “Suit for mandatory injunction directing the defendants to immediately remove and delete the scene and incorrect facts displayed/shown vis-a-vis the husband of the plaintiff, namely Martyr Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna, in the Movie and the trailer of the movie The Kashmir Files, set to be released on March 11, 2022, which is absolutely and entirely unrelated and non-identical to the actual facts occurred as mentioned in the suit by the plaintiff; or in the alternate to amend/alter the scene and the incorrect facts vis-a-vis the husband of the plaintiff namely Martyr Squadron Leader Sh. Ravi Khanna in the movie The Kashmir Files in accordance to the actual and true, occurred on the incidence i.e. on January 25, 1990, whereby the husband of the plaintiff was martyred”.

“Suit for permanent prohibitory injunction restraining the defendants to release the movie The Kashmir Files until the aforesaid removal, deletion or amendment of the scene and incorrect facts displayed vis-a-vis the husband of the plaintiff in the movie and trailer, contrary to the actual and true facts narrated by the plaintiff in the suit and otherwise also, any other relief that the honourable Court deems fit and necessary,” it concludes.

The film is helmed by Vivek Agnihotri and stars Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumaar and Pallavi Joshi along with others.