The Kashmir Files Vivek Agnihotri talks about being a former JNU student as he labels himself as a naxal. Read to know more!
One of the most respected filmmakers in Bollywood, Vivek Agnihotri, is not afraid to voice his opinions on social and political matters. The Kashmir Files and The Tashkent Files are two of the director’s most well-known works, and his upcoming movie, The Vaccine War, is generating buzz because it is based on the actual events of how the COVID-19 vaccine was distributed in the nation during the global pandemic. Moving on to the recent developments, Vivek recently talked up about JNU and described himself as a “Naxal and leftist.” To read the scoop, scroll down below.
Recently, Vivek announced ‘The Kashmir Files Unreported’, which tells the story of the heartbreaking massacre and mass departure of Kashmiri Pandits in the 1990s. Now discussing his latest interaction, the director opened up about being a former Jawaharlal Nehru University student.
Talking to Firstpost, Vivek Agnihotri said, “My DNA is very different. I am not the kind of person, who can be shaped by institutes. I also went to Harvard. There is a very famous saying that this is the Harvard gate and they say, if a horse goes in a horse will come out. But if an ass goes in an ass will come out.” He further stated that a person’s character is not determined by the institutes they attend, and it is a sign of the institute’s inadequacy if that is the case. He added that institutes should foster critical thinking in minds rather than moulding them in a specific direction.
Vivek Agnihotri also spoke about being a Naxal and said, “The problem with JNU is that it has been brainwashing students. This particular institute is creating certain kinds of students who think opposing everything, just for the sake of it, is cool. Sometimes you need to do good for society and just being a critic just doesn’t help. I have been a Naxal too and a leftist and have very intense politics, but I have learned one thing – it is useless being a critic. You end up as a frustrated person and your contribution to society is nothing.” He also said that after spending enough time in Bollywood and JNU, he can clearly say that neither shaped him in any way.”
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