‘Ready to Make Film on Gujarat Riots, But PM Should Ensure its Release’, says Film Director Vinod Kapri

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Announcing his desire to make film on Gujarat riots Kapri tweeted, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi should see to it that the film gets released.”

‘Ready to Make Film on Gujarat Riots, But PM Should Ensure its Release’, says Film Director Vinod Kapri
PM Modi and Vinod Kapri

Director Vinod Capri has said that he is willing to make a film based on Gujarat riots that saw a killing of thousands of Muslims and Hindus.  Announcing his desire to make film he tweeted, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi should see to it that the film gets released.”

He went on to say that the Prime Minister’s position in this matter should be clarified. 

Vinod Kapri, who directed films like ‘Pihu’ and ‘Miss Thanakpur Hajir Ho,’ has tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this tweet and said, “Gujarat Files in the name of #GujaratFiles, on the basis of facts, on the basis of art’. I am ready to make a film and your role in it will also be mentioned in detail in truth. Will you assure me in front of the country today that Narendra Modi ji will not stop the release of the film?”

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Adding further to his tweet, “After this tweet of mine, I also had a talk with some producers. He is ready to produce #GujaratFiles. All they need is the assurance that the freedom of expression that the Prime Minister is talking about now, he should give the same assurance for this film as well.”

Vinod Kapri’s response came after netizen started to demand films on various issues that have affected Muslim’s life. The debate started as The Kashmir Files directed by Vivek Agnihotri alleged Muslims for Kashmiri Pandits exodus and killings.

In 2014, Vinod Capri’s documentary ‘Can’t Take the Shit Any Longer’ received the National Award for Best Documentary. The uproar surrounding Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ has prompted Vinod Kapoor to issue a tweet.




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