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*The Kashmir Files* producer and lead actress Pallavi Joshi added to the volley of criticism against Israeli director and screenwriter Nadav Lapid*s comments on the Vivek Agnihotri film in his capacity as chairman of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) jury.
In a media statement, Joshi said: "For decades the international community remained silent on the sufferings of the Kashmiri Pandit community. After three decades the Indian film industry finally realised that it needs to tell India*s story truthfully and objectively."
Joshi, who played a professor in a university that appeared to be similar to JNU in *The Kashmir Files*, added: "Vivek and I were always aware that there are elements that would not like to see the stark truth on the screen, but it is very unfortunate that a creative platform was used for a political agenda to preserve an old, false and jaded narrative about Kashmir."
She concluded by noting: "We are overwhelmed by the way the people of India rose to defend *The Kashmir Files* against the rude and vulgar statement of a genocide denier." She assured her audience that *The Kashmir Files* remains "a people*s film".