'The Kashmir Files' director Vivek Agnihotri is all set to come up with his new film soon. Yes, and he has announced the production of his next film 'The Delhi Files.' However, days after he made the announcement, the Maharashtra Sikh Association said that filmmakers should "refrain from disturbing the peace of the society." Let me tell you all that there is speculation about The Delhi Files that the film will be based on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, but so far the director has not confirmed the content.
Amidst all this, the Maharashtra Sikh Association said in a press release that it "strongly opposes the commercialisation of a human tragedy like the Sikh riots for constructive expression and personal gain." However, Vivek Agnihotri has also made a statement on this. "As a filmmaker, he has the right to express himself and to make a film the way his conscience gives him direction. He also said that he has not revealed the content of the film yet.''
He said, "I don't know which organization it is. I am an Indian, I live in a sovereign country that has given me the right to do the way I want to express myself. I will create what I want to create, what my conscience says. I am not an organization or a servant of anyone. I haven't even revealed yet what I'm going to make, why I'm going to make it. People are speculating what they can do. But in the end, it is up to the CBFC to decide what kind of film I will make and whether it should be released or not.''
What is the allegation against the filmmaker by the Sikh organization- In fact, the Maharashtra Sikh Association describes itself as the social, cultural, educational, sports and religious work organization of the Sikh community in the state. In such a situation, the organisation said Agnihotri has been "strengthened by the controversy and propaganda" emanating from 'The Kashmir Files' and now wants to commercialise a human tragedy like the 1984 riots.