The love and success of The Tashkent Files came as a pleasant surprise to everyone. Beating all predictions, the film has been running in theatres for over 80 days now. And as the film achieves this success, the Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) honours director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri with a prestigious trophy of delivering such a huge box office success. The film has been the talk of the town as it managed to hold on to the audience in theatres even with big releases like Kalank, Student Of The Year 2, Bharat and Kabir Singh.
The award was presented to Vivek Agnihotir by 4 times National Award Winner Madhur Bhandarkar and Sriram Raghvan. Talking about the recent honour, Vivek Agnihotri, stated, “It is always heartening to be recognised and acknowledged by the fraternity. This film has broken all the rules, it has every element that is a big no-no in film’s rule book. Yet it ran for over 80 days. This means that if you chase your conviction, anything is possible.”
Agnihotri has announced his next venture - The Kashmir Files which is based on my mass exodus of Kashmiri Pundits and the biggest ethnic cleansing that India has seen.