As The Kashmir Files upsets Kejriwal, here’s how he fulfilled his love for movies like Bang Bang and 83 and more

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal fueled a controversy last week when he used precious Delhi assembly time to criticize and mock Vivek Agnihotri’s film ‘The Kashmir Files’. Although the film was a smash hit at the box office, obviously not everyone is a fan, especially Arvind Kejriwal.

In response to calls to make Kashmir Files tax-exempt in Delhi, Kejriwal asked the makers of the film to put the film on YouTube for free. He then slammed BJP for supporting the film, and even called the film “Movie Jhooti”(full of lies).

This rant against a Kejriwal movie surprised many as he is known to promote all movies that come out of Bollywood. Whether it’s Hrithik-Katrina star Bang Bang, drug-fueled Udta Punjab or Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar, Arvind Kejriwal has always been the first politician to criticize a film.

A social media user even compiled several such movie reviews of Arvind Kejriwal where he had recommended movies to the public like a movie reviewer.

Apart from promoting films through his Twitter account, Arvind Kejriwal has also been generous when it comes to making Bollywood films tax free. At Swara Bhasker Nil Battey SannataTaapsee Pannu’s Saand Ki Ankhand starring Ranveer Singh’83 were all declared tax exempt by Kejriwal.

Kejriwal found just about every movie “worth watching”, but never recommended the release of YouTube to the producers of those movies. However, the film he finds jhooti, he wants the makers of the film to put it on YouTube so everyone can watch it.

It is truly surprising to see a film-loving chief minister speak so disparagingly about a film that has been loved by the masses and critics alike.

Meanwhile, The Kashmir Files continues to do well at the box office. The film based on the genocide of Hindus in Kashmir in the late 1980s and 1990s has already grossed well over 200 crores and continues to draw audiences in the 3rd week of its theatrical release.

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