Kashmir Files Director Vivek Agnihotri sends legal notice to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri along with Abhishek Agarwal (Producer) and Pallavi Joshi (actor) on Tuesday sent a legal notice to Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee over her defamatory statements on Agnihotri's 2022 blockbuster 'The Kashmir Files' and the upcoming 2024 'The Delhi Files'.
The news was confirmed by the Filmmaker himself on his Twitter saying, "I have, alongwith @AbhishekOfficl & Pallavi Joshi, sent a LEGAL NOTICE to the Chief Minister, Bengal @MamataOfficial for her false & highly defamatory statements made with malafide intention to defame us & our films #TheKashmirFiles & upcoming 2024 film #TheDelhiFiles."
Speaking to the news agency ANI, Agnihotri said, “Yesterday Mamata Banerjee said that 'The Kashmir Files' and my upcoming film which is based on the genocide in Bengal, are propaganda. She said that BJP funds me for the films I make. We have sent a legal notice to CM Mamata Banerjee against the statements she made.”
“How I have been living for the past one year, only I can tell you. Some politicians, journalists and so-called communal fact-checkers have made my life difficult. They are trying to silence me. Some communal fact checkers circulated my daughter's picture after lifting it from her Instagram profile, which is a shameless act”, he further said.
The four-page “legal notice” by advocate Shyam S. Agarwal, shared by Agnihotri on his Twitter handle states that The Kashmir Files was made after “extensive groundwork and research”, and that the clients ( Agnihotri and his team) “spent time and money” on the project.
The notice concluded by asking the CM that either the “allegations” be substantiated with authentic proof, or the statements be withdrawn “by addressing media in similar manner and tendering unconditional apology to them”.
Earlier on Monday, the West Bengal government had imposed a ban on screening of the on-going controversial movie, The Kerala Story in the state.
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