Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who delivered one of the biggest hits of the year, The Kashmir Files, continues to make headlines by sharing his unfiltered thoughts on controversial topics. After criticising Aamir Khan for his recent flop ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ and taking a dig at the makers of ‘Brahmastra’, the maverick filmmaker stunned everyone with his words of praise for renowned lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar.
With several blockbusters to his credit, Agnihotri showered the veteran lyricist with praise and appreciated his contribution to the Hindi film industry. “Even a man like Javed Akhtar, the bhajans he wrote for Lagaan were pure Hindi. ‘Madhuban mein Radha…’ there is not a single Urdu word in it. Because these were well-read, intelligent people who were tied to the roots of India. He may be a communist, he may fight against the right-wing, it doesn’t matter,” he said on the Carvaka Podcast.
Furthermore, during the conversation, ‘The Kashmir Files’ director even praised Akhtar’s films and the characters in them. On the other hand, he slammed younger filmmakers like Ayan Mukerji and Karan Johar while taking a dig at their upcoming movie ‘Brahmastra’ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. “Brahmastra, do they even know the meaning of that? And then they are talking about Astra Verse, what is even that? Then you put your director, who can’t even pronounce Brahmastra,” Agnihotri added.
Meanwhile, on the professional front, Agnihotri, who won over the audience with his last release ‘The Kashmir Files’ is all set to start the work on his next project ‘The Delhi Files’ soon.
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