Veteran actor Anupam Kher is pleased with the achievement that The Kashmir Files won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration at the 69th National Film Awards on Thursday. The actor claims he would have loved winning the honor for acting in the film.
Anupam posted on Instagram, sharing a few clips from the movie and penned, “National Award: Delighted and proud that #TheKashmirFiles won the prestigious and most important #NationalAward – Nargis Dutt award for #BestFeatureFilm on national integration. Not only as an actor but also being an executive producer on the film, I am so happy for this recognition for our film. Would have loved to win an award for my acting, too. पर अगर सारी ख्वाहिशें पूरी हो जाये तो आगे काम करने का मज़ा और उत्साह कैसे आएगा।चलिए! Next time! My heartfelt congratulations to every winner! Jai Ho!”
The fictional plot of “The Kashmir Files” is centred on the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from Indian-administered Kashmir in 1990. It presents the exodus and the circumstances preceding it as a genocide, a framing scholars believe to be incorrect.
Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumar, and Pallavi Joshi are the stars of “The Kashmir Files.”
The story centres on a Kashmiri Hindu college student raised by his grandfather, who had fled his country and was kept in the dark about his parent’s deaths. After the passing of his grandfather, the student, who had previously grown to think that the exodus was benign at college, becomes driven to find out the truth about his family’s deaths.
The story alternates between the student’s search in the year 2020 and his family’s struggles thirty years before.