Yami Gautam & Aditya Dhar Posted A Heartfelt Message After watching Vivek Agnihotri’s “The Kashmir Files”

Yami Gautam and her husband, filmmaker Aditya Dhar, took to social media to express their feelings on Vivek Agnihotri’s new film The Kashmir Files. Uri filmmaker Aditya Dhar, who is also a Kashmiri Pandit, commented on how the bold film revealed the reality of his community’s suffering.

He tweeted, “You might have seen numerous videos of Kashmiri Pandits breaking down in the theatres after watching #TheKashmirFiles. The emotion is real. It shows how long we kept our pain and tragedy repressed as a community. We didn’t have any shoulder to cry on and no ear to hear our pleas. This film is a brave attempt to show our TRUTH! We were forced to keep this tragedy a secret. We tried moving on hoping that time will heal our wounds. But we were seriously wrong. The wounds remain.”

Dhar further added, “Almost all of us till date are still suffering mentally, emotionally and even physically. It was not just the terrorism that killed so many, it was also what followed the migration. Hats off to our elders for bringing us up with so much dignity. Against all odds and atrocities, they made sure we get the best of education and make our country proud.”

He ended his message by thanking Vivek Agnihotri and Anupam Kher, who play the lead roles in the film. “Being a filmmaker myself I couldn’t have made a better film than this on my tragedy. Hats off to @vivekagnihotri & @AnupamPKher Ji. Please watch the tragic TRUE story of one of the most patriotic and loyal communities of India. #TheKashmirFiles.”

Yami Gautam, Aditya Dhar’s wife, and actress shared similar thoughts by retweeting Aditya Dhar’s message. She tweeted, “Being married to a Kashmiri Pandit, I know first hand of the atrocities that this peace-loving community has gone through. But a majority of the nation is still unaware. It took us 32 years and a film to get to know the truth. Please watch and support #TheKashmirFiles.”

Yami added, “Huge respect to @AnupamPKher sir, @vivekagnihotri, and the entire team.”

Vivek Agnihotri wrote and directed The Kashmir Files, a 2022 Indian Hindi-language drama film. The film is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus during the Kashmir Insurgency and was produced by Zee Studios. Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, and Pallavi Joshi feature in the film. The film was originally scheduled for a worldwide theatre release on January 26, 2022, to coincide with India’s Republic Day, but was delayed owing to the Omicron variant spread, and was ultimately released on March 11, 2022.