Adivi Sesh has reacted to Israeli director and International Film Festival of India (IFFI) jury head Nadav Lapid’s comment regarding The Kashmir Files. In a recent interview, HIT 2 actors was asked about the same when he mentioned that the comment was not in ‘great decorum’.
“We put a background score in a scene that wouldn’t occur in real life, in order to manipulate the audience’s emotions into feeling something. The question really becomes about what each one’s standard of emotional manipulation is. How far is too far? To each his own on that one,” he said as quoted by Indian Express. However, the actor also added, “But what he feels or does not feel is not my place to comment.”
For the unversed, during the closing ceremony of the 53rd IFFI, held in Goa on Monday, jury head Nadav Lapid had criticised The Kashmir Files and had called it a ‘propaganda, vulgar movie.’ “We were, all of us, disturbed and shocked by the 15th film: The Kashmir Files. That felt to us like propaganda, vulgar movie, inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival. I feel totally comfortable to share openly these feelings here with you on stage. Since the spirit of having a festival is to accept also a critical discussion which is essential for art and for life," he had said.
After facing backlash over the same, the filmmaker later apologised for his comments while speaking to CNN News18. “I didn’t want to insult anyone, and my aim was never to insult people or their relatives, who have suffered. I totally totally totally apologize if that’s the way they interpreted," he said.
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