Vivek Agnihotri no longer associated with Anupam Kher’s ‘Nautanki’


A couple of weeks ago it was reported that between ‘The Files’ trilogy, Vivek Agnihotri will be releasing another movie, titled, ‘Nautanki’ which starred Anupam Kher and Satish Kaushik.

Reportedly, during the lockdown the production of ‘The Kashmir Files’ saw several delays. In the midst of it, Vivek Agnihotri, Anupam Kher and Satish Kaushik headed over to Bhopal where they shot this movie.

However, ‘The Kashmir Files’ director has clarified that he is no longer associated with that film.

Speaking about the movie, Vivek said, “During the first lockdown, in August 2020, my dear friend Anupam Kher asked me to help him out with a play which they wanted to shoot as a small film. I did help with the shooting and with the first cut as a friendly gesture without charging a penny.”

According to him, that was the end of his association with the movie, ‘Nautanki’. He said, “After the shoot was over, it was taken over by the producers and I have no idea about what they did with the final film and I am in no way associated with it anymore unless Anupam needs my help with the film.”

The ace filmmaker who is raking in the accolades for his blockbuster hit, ‘The Kashmir Files’, said that this was not the first time he helped out on a project. He added, “I do help a lot of people with many things as friendly gesture. To me, filmmaking has never been about money. Earlier also, I had helped Anubhav Sinha’s ‘Zid’, which I had left after first schedule and it was finished by director Anubhav Sinha. Later, he sent a cheque to use my name and not to tell anyone that I didn’t direct the film. I refused to take the cheque and he immorally and unethically used my name to market the film. But then I say, it ok, if I can be of any help to anyone it’s no big deal.”


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