Director Vivek Agnihotri has reacted strongly to the news that he has bought a luxury apartment worth Rs 17.90 crore in Mumbai following the phenomenal success of his latest film The Kashmir Files which grossed over Rs 300 crore at the box office.
While sharing a screenshot of a report with alleged photos of his rumored posh apartment, Vivek tweeted, “I am very grateful to all Congressmen, AAPiyas and unemployed Bollywoodiyas for building new apartments for me every day and also furnishing luxury furniture I really liked the sofa that came out of 10 Janpath.” (sic)
A few months ago, an Economic Times report claimed that Vivek and his wife, actress Pallavi Joshi, had bought a luxurious apartment on the 30th floor of Versova’s Parthenon Towers, which is being developed by Ecstasy Realty. The apartment, which spreads over an area of 3,258 sqm and comes with three parking spaces, was bought by the couple for a whopping Rs 17.9 crore.
Meanwhile, Vivek has been in the news since Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid’s comments about his film ‘The Kashmir Files’ at the recently concluded International Film Festival of India (IFFI) sparked controversy. Based on the mass exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from the valley in the 1990s, The Kashmir Files received mixed reviews.
At the closing ceremony of the IFFI 2022 in Goa, the Iranian filmmaker, who was also the head of the jury, called Vivek Agnihotri’s film “propaganda” and “vulgar”, which caused a huge uproar. However, he later apologized, telling CNN-News18: “I did not mean to offend anyone and it was never my intention to offend people or their relatives who have suffered. I sincerely apologize if they interpreted it that way.”
In his response, Vivek simply said, “Seriously, I don’t care what he says or doesn’t say.”
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