INDIA: The Kashmir Files’ famed director Vivek Agnihotri, who has set new records at the box office, recently made headlines due to a rumour. The filmmaker is gearing up for his next big screen release, The Vaccine War, which is set to release this year.
Recently a rumour started to circulate on the internet, which claimed that Agnihotri’s The Vaccine War clash with Prabhas’ Salaar. The director then urged the audience to “spare” him by noting a “fake quote” that was being spread under his name regarding his movie clashing with Salaar.
Agnihotri shared a “fake quote” that read, “I’ve won clashing against Prabhas (Radheshyam) with my Kashmir Files. I’m going to repeat the same clash with him this time with my The Vaccine War.” Click here to check out the post.
The filmmaker corrected and wrote, “Who is spreading such fake news and attributing fake quotes to me? I respect Prabhas, who is a mega mega star doing mega mega budget films. We make non-starter, small-budget people’s films. There is no comparison between us. Please spare me.”
Agnihotri’s The Vaccine War was earlier set to debut on August 15, but it got postponed to October 24. The Pallavi Joshi-bankrolled film stars Nana Patekar, Anupam Kher, Sapthami Gowada, and Raima Sen.
The director earlier said, “When The Kashmir Files was postponed during the COVID lockdown, I started researching it. Then we started researching with the scientists at ICMR and NIV, who made our vaccine possible.”
“Their story of struggle and sacrifice was overwhelming, and while researching, we understood how these scientists fought a war waged against India not just by foreign agencies but even by our people. Yet we won against superpowers by making the fastest, cheapest, and safest vaccine. I thought this story must be told so that every Indian can feel proud of their country,” he concluded.