Renowned director Vivek Agnihotri has hit back at Bengal Chief Minister alleging ‘several mini Kashmirs in Bengal’ in the state right now.
While speaking at India’s Heritage: From Kashmir to Bengal, Mr. Agnihotri said Bengal now stands for five Cs – Corruption, Communal Violence, Cheap dialogue, Chutzpah and Chamchagiri.
“There are many mini Kashmirs in Bengal now. Before Bengal becomes Kashmir, I would like to bring the story of Bengal to the public. I want to bring a movie to show how Bengal’s politics has fallen,” The Kashmir Files director said.
He further recalled the time when he was ‘attacked’ at the Jadavpur University stating that ‘he can’t roam in the state freely.’
“Once I was told by my mother, if you want to meet people who can change India, got to Bengal. But what I can remember is I was physically targeted at Jadavpur University for my film Buddha In A Traffic Jam,” Mr. Agnihotri said.
The director also revealed that some of the researcher who were in Bengal to study for his next film were stopped from meeting people.