Vivek Agnihotri’s next film is titled The Kashmir Files

After The Tashkent Files, Vivek Agnihotri has already begun planning his next project which is titled, The Kashmir Files. The film is supposed to be a probe on the mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits. Talking about the same, Vivek said in a statement, "Since a very long time, I have been wanting to make a film on the Kashmir issue and after the success of The Tashkent files, I have got the confidence that I am matured enough to handle a sensitive subject like this."

He added,"Kashmiri Pandits Exodus from 1991 is the biggest human tragedy, the biggest Ethnic cleansing, mass exodus of a community with violence. Kashmiri Pandits are homeless in their own country. This is the 7th exodus of Kashmiri pundits from Kashmir - their home. Since the WW2 there hasn’t been such a violent and barbaric ethnic cleansing anywhere in the world."

"This is India’s holocaust where at midnight the minorities (Hindus) were asked to leave the valley and they were specifically asked to leave behind all their property and women. Children were killed with AK47, women were raped, men were cut with wood cutting saw. Houses were burnt. India’s most secular region was converted into an Islamic Region controlled with Sharia law. My film is about the sinister politics behind it. Everyone is responsible for such tragedy. My film is about that," he concluded.

The film will apparently be an honest investigation into one of the biggest human tragedies and will have an ensemble cast, much like The Tashkent Files. The shooting of The Kashmir File is to begin in the next six months.

Talking about the research for the film, Vivek Agnihotri said, "We had been researching for the last one year and now we are planning to form a ‘Project KP Commission’ where we will record first hand testimonials of the victims and also the perpetrators. This will be first of its kind effort in this issue anywhere in the world. I want a fair and unbiased investigation so that we can correct the prejudiced narrative."

The director’s last film, The Tashkent Files, which is still running has successfully completed 50 days in cinema. IIM Ahmedabad has included the film in their curriculum as a case study as well.