Is Director of The Kashmir Files Vivek Agnihotri making film on Delhi riots?

Following a long sit-in by Muslim women on the Seelampur-Jaffrabad road opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, horrible violence between Hindus and Muslims erupted in Northeast Delhi in February-March 2020.

Is Director of The Kashmir Files Vivek Agnihotri making film on Delhi riots?
Vivek Agnihotri

Bengaluru: Is Vivek Agnihotri, the Director of the film The Kashmir Files,  planning to make his next movie on the Delhi riots that happened in 2020? He tweeted on Friday morning making his fans speculate.

Agnihotri on Friday morning tweeted “#DelhiFiles,” and lots of speculations and debate started doing rounds after his tweet. 

In his earlier tweet, he wrote, "I thank all the people who owned #TheKashmirFiles. For last 4 yrs we worked very hard with the utmost honesty & sincerity. I may have spammed your TL but it’s important to make people aware of the GENOCIDE & injustice done to Kashmiri Hindus. It’s time for me to work on a new film."

Following a long sit-in by Muslim women on the Seelampur-Jaffrabad road opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, horrible violence between Hindus and Muslims erupted in Northeast Delhi in February-March 2020.

After BJP leader Kapil Mishra threatened to physically remove demonstrators if they did not leave by a certain deadline, violence occurred.

Official data show that 53 people were murdered and several properties were destroyed. During the turmoil, many local residents evacuated the area.

The Kashmir Files became one of the biggest hits in the Hindi cinema after the pandemic as the movie garnered more than Rs 250 crore. Because strong mouth publicity, positive reviews and controversies helped the movie to draw more audience. 

The ruling BJP supported the movie and in many BJP ruled states, TKF was made tax free. The film also drew flak from some quarters, they alleged that the movie distorts the fact of Kashmiri Pundits' exodus. 

Meanwhile, Agnihotri is still rejoicing at the success of his most recent film, The Kashmir Files, which depicted Hindus fleeing the Kashmir Valley in the early 1990s when they were threatened by separatists.

To recall, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took a potshot at the BJP for their demand that the movie should be made tax free in Delhi and he asked the movie makers on the floors of the Assembly to release the movie on YouTube so that everyone can watch it free.