Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri is one courageous director who believes in expressing his vision through his films. Any film from the director has always spoken the truth that he indeed takes it up on the real grounds. While the director received numerous national and international recognition for his film 'The Kashmir Files', the film had recently got nominated in 6 categories at Filmfare, taking ahead its spree of achieving glory. However, the director doesn't seem to support such unethical and anti-cinema awards that seed their belief in star names and gives awards to those who attend the event.
Taking this to his social media, the director expressed his disagreement and mentioned the reason why he refuse to be part of these unethical and anti-cinema awards. He wrote -
"ANNOUNCEMENT: FILMFARE AWARDS I learnt from media that #TheKashmirFiles is nominated in 7 categories for the 68th Filmfare Awards. But I politely refuse to be part of these unethical and anti-cinema awards. Here is why: According to Filmfare, other than the stars, nobody has a face. Nobody matters. That’s why, in the sycophant and unethical world of Filmfare, Master Directors like Sanjay Bhansali or Sooraj Barjatya have no faces. Sanjay Bhansali looks like Alia Bhatt, Sooraj like Mr. Bachchan and Annes Bazmi like Karthik Aryan. It’s not that a filmmaker’s dignity comes from Filmfare Awards but this humiliating system must end. Therefore, as my protest and dissent against a corrupt, unethical and sycophant establishment of Bollywood, I have decided to not accept such awards. I refuse to be part of any oppressive and corrupt system or awards which treats writers, directors and other HODs & crew members of a film inferior to and/or as slaves to stars. My congratulations to all those who win and more to those who do not. The brighter side is that I am not alone. Slowly but steadily, a parallel Hindi film industry is emerging. Until then… सिर्फ हंगामा खड़ा करना मेरा मकसद नहीं, मेरी कोशिश है कि ये सूरत बदलनी चाहिए। मेरे सीने में नहीं तो तेरे सीने में सही, हो कहीं भी आग, लेकिन आग जलनी चाहिए। - दुष्यंत कुमार #HumDekhenge"
Largely Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri's 'The Kashmir Files' is nominated for, Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male), Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male) for Darshan Kumar and Mithun Chakraborty, and Best Screenplay.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri is gearing up for the release of The Vaccine War, which is slated to release on August 15, 2023, in 11 languages, making it one of the most promising films ever filmed.