Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid who criticised The Kashmir Files at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in a new interview said that he stands by his opinion at the event. Nadav was among the IFFI international jury. He asserted that he “knows how to recognise propaganda disguised as a movie.” Also read: Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid now calls The Kashmir Files ‘brilliant movie’

At IFFI, Nadav Lapid called The Kashmir Files a ‘propaganda movie’ that had no place at the international film festival. His remark on the closing day drew criticism from people associated with the film, political and Indian public on social media. The Kashmir Files is directed by Vivek Agnihotri and narrates the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990.

Reacting to the backlash over his remark, Nadav told Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, “Making bad films is not a crime, but this is a very crude,…

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