Ever since its release, The Kashmir Files has been making headlines for the myriad controversies it has been embroiled in, including its incendiary content and even more incendiary statements from its producers, Naughty Joshi (also one of the actresses) and director Vivek Agnihotri (also one of its producers). Although it is the biggest hit that Bollywood has delivered so far this year, the talk has hardly focused on it due to the nature of the content in The Kashmir Files and the statements it has generated from both its affiliates and third parties. And now, Pallavi Joshi’s statement on the sorry state of Bollywood, which is bound to create more controversies.
Kashmiri Dossier has struck gold where big Bollywood films have failed
Made on a measly budget of just ₹16 crore and with no big stars, The Kashmir Files ended up minting ₹253 crore nett in India and ₹341 crore gross worldwide. For comparison, a few big ones Bollywood movieswhich boast much bigger budgets and fronted by top A-listers, have failed miserably this year in Rankingwith many blaming him for the recent, highly irrational and completely unfounded “boycott bollywood‘ tendency. However, Pallavi Joshi has a completely different take and this time, he might actually have a point.
Pallavi Joshi reveals that Bollywood movies are not working lately
Revealing what ails Bollywood in a conversation with Hindustan Times, Pallavi said that although she is not an expert and can’t talk about films that didn’t work, she can definitely answer why her film worked, citing that the audience realized the intent she and the team pulled into the theme and their performances and emphasized that people identify with honest artists. She also added that today’s bollywood movies are not a mirror of the Indian society today and hence people cannot relate to them.
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