‘The Tashkent Files’ makers gets a legal notice from Lal Bahadur Shastri’s grandson.
‘The Tashkent Files’ has an April 12 release date and the director of the film Vivek Agnihotri alleged a conspiracy involving the Congress’s ‘top family’.
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri gave a statement on Wednesday that grandson of Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second prime minister of India, has sent him a legal notice seeking a stay on his film The Tashkent Files.
Agnihotri alleged that the top Congress leadership and the Gandhi family were behind the move. “I have come to know from the horse’s mouth that they have been coerced to do this by the top family,” the filmmaker said. “Shastri’s grandsons have been used as scapegoats as the orders are from the top family. I fail to understand why would the top Congress leaders do that? Why would Congress want to stop the movie, shut me up? Why are they scared of a movie that raises some questions on a citizen’s #RightToTruth?”
The film alleges a conspiracy behind Shastri’s death in January 1966 and claims to uncover the truth.
The cast includes Naseeruddin Shah, Pallavi Joshi, Shweta Basu, Pankaj Tripathi, Mithun Chakraborty, and Vinay Pathak.
Some members of Shastri’s family have also challenged the official version of events and have sought the declassification of documents related to his death.
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17 April 2019