Vivek Agnihotri sends legal notice to CM Mamata for ‘defamatory’ remark against The Kashmir Files


Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri has announced that he has sent a legal notice to Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of Bengal, with regard to her recent statements. In her recent statements, Mamata Banerjee alleged that movies like The Kashmir Files and the recently released The Kerala Story were made to humiliate a certain section of society.

Vivek Agnihotri shared the screenshots of the legal notice and wrote, “I have, along with @AbhishekOfficl & Pallavi Joshi, sent a LEGAL NOTICE to the Chief Minister, Bengal @MamataOfficial for her false & highly defamatory statements made with malafide intention to defame us & our films #TheKashmirFiles & upcoming 2024 film #TheDelhiFiles.”

Banerjee, during a press briefing in the state secretariat in Kolkata, had said, “What is ‘The Kashmir Files’? It is to humiliate one section. What is ‘The Kerala Story’?… It is a distorted story. BJP is showing The Kerala Story, a distorted story. A few days back, some stars funded by BJP came to Bengal, and with some distorted and concocted story, they are preparing Bengal Files.”

The Kashmir Files was released in 2022 and was directed by Vivek Agnihotri. The movie told the story of Kashmiri Pandits exodus in the 90s. The Kerala Story, on the other hand, is currently facing ban in several states. The plot follows the story of a group of women from Kerala who converted to Islam and joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and has been produced by Vipul Shah.