Those Who Attacked Me AT JU Were Naxals: Vivek Agnihotri

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Kolkata: A speech given by ‘Budhha in a traffic jam’ director Vivek Agnihotri at Jadavpur University has gone viral on various social media platforms. Since the speech’s video has been uploaded on internet, it has become talk of the town.

The students of the Kolkata’s Jadavpur University on Friday had staged a protest against Bollywood film director Vivek Agnihotri and the screening of his film ‘Budhha in a traffic jam’ inside the campus.

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As soon as the director reached the campus, he was shown black flags and placards by the students of university urging him to go back. Despite, the cancellation of the film, the director decided to go ahead with screening the film on campus and faced massive protests from the students.

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri’s film ‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’ has been courting controversy ever since the film’s trailer was released. The film features Anupam Kher, Arunoday Singh, Pallavi Joshi and Mahie Gill and takes a strong stand on how naxal activities are crippling the growth of the society.

As Agnihotri travels across the country and screens the film at various colleges in India, certain sections of the society have been openly opposing the film. The filmmaker met angry, violent protestors in Jadavpur University in Kolkata recently. Why is there so much opposition for the film? “My film is anti-naxal. They have controlled the narrative for the last 70 years and no one has the courage to write or make a film about them. The film is based on true stories and no one can say it is biased or prejudiced. And perhaps that’s why there is an opposition on the film- because it speaks the truth,” said the filmmaker in an exclusive chat with News18.com.

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