Anupam Kher on not being invited to Kapil Sharma's show with The Kashmir Files: 'I don't believe he is malicious...'

  • March 15, 2022, 12:52 p.m.

Actor Anupam Kher has reacted to the ongoing controversy over The Kashmir Files team not being invited on The Kapil Sharma Show. In an interview with a news channel, Anupam clarified that he was called on comedian Kapil Sharma's show but he chose to not go since the film is on a serious issue. Anupam was accompanied on the show by The Kashmir Files' director Vivek Agnihotri and actor Pallavi Joshi. Both Anupam and Vivek said that Kapil doesn't have any malice towards them or the film. Reacting to this, Kapil shared a tweet thanking Anupam for the clarification. 

The row started after Vivek claimed last week that Kapil didn't invite him on his show, The Kapil Sharma Show, to promote his film The Kashmir Files. After a fan said that they wanted to see the film's team on the show, Vivek responded, "They refused to call on their show because we don't have a big commercial star." After Vivek's tweet, a section of Twitter users had called for the boycott of Kapil and his show.

Now, speaking with Times Now, Anupam has said, "To be very honest I must say it here I was called to be on the show. Maine Harman, jo mere manager hai, usko kaha tha ki ‘Ye film bari serious hai, main isme nahi jasakta hun (I had told Harman, my manager, 'This film is very serious, I can't go on the show)'. So I want to put my point over here. It happened around two months ago that I was told 'Aap aajayye (Please come)'. I have been on the show a few times and it's a funny show. It's very difficult to do a funny show and he does it very well. I don't think Kapil has any malice towards us or towards the film." Vivek added, "No, no, no. I don't think so."

Kapil shared Anupam's interview clip on Twitter and wrote, "Thank you paji @AnupamPKher for clarifying all the false allegations against me. Aur un sab dosto ka bhi shukriya jinhone bina sach jaane mujhe itni mohabbat di. Khush rahiye, muskurate rahiye (And thanks to all those people who gave me so much love without knowing the truth. Be happy, keep smiling). #thekapilsharmashow #Isupportmyself." 

Last Monday, Vivek, in another tweet, had also said, "I don’t get to decide who should be invited on @KapilSharmaK9 show. It’s his and his producers choice whom he wants to invite. As far as Bollywood is concerned, I’d say what once Mr. Bachchan was quoted saying about Gandhis: They are kings, we are the poor ones." He had also added, "Even I am a fan. But it's a fact that they refused to call us on their show because there is no big star. In Bollywood non-starter Directors, writers and Good actors are considered as NOBODIES."

A few days later, reacting to one of Kapil's tweets, a fan had asked why he was 'afraid of promoting The Kashmir Files' on his show. Kapil responded to him, "Yeh sach nahi hai rathore sahab aapne pujha isliye bata dia, baki jinhone sach maan hi liya unko explanation dene ka kya fayda (This is not true, I have replied because you asked me about it, but those who have already accepted it to be true, there is no use in giving them an explanation). Just a suggestion as an experienced social media user:- never believe in one-sided story in today’s social media world. dhanyawaad."

The Kashmir Files is based on the exodus and killings of Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir in the 90s. It stars Anupam, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumaar, and others. The film was released on March 11 and has collected a total of ₹27.15 crore in three days.

Author : Rajdhani Delhi Representative

Rajdhani delhi representative

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