The consecutive success of South Indian films has made "pan-India" a buzzword in the industry, but the actor says with OTT platforms the audience reach isn't limited to national boundaries.
In a recent interview with Greatandhra, the actor condemned cow vigilantism while drawing parallels with the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits.
In interviews promoting his film, he makes sweeping statements about the achievements of Hindu kings not being given a due place in school textbooks.
Abdullah said if the gap between the communities is to be bridged, the hateful campaigns like 'The Kashmir Files' film and incessant Hindu-Muslim debates on the media have to be stopped.
He alleged that it has created an atmosphere of "hatred in the country". He also called the film "baseless", citing the incidents portrayed in the movie as fake.
The whole controversy started when the MP from Thiruvananthapuram shared a news report on Twitter about the ban on the film in Singapore.
'These representations have the potential to cause enmity between different communities, and disrupt social cohesion and religious harmony in our multiracial and multi-religious society,' they said.
The Press Club of India said in a sharply-worded Tweet that it 'was not facilitating any event on May 5 by an individual or organisation'.
Agnihotri had posted a video on Tuesday alleging his free speech was banned by "the watchdogs of free speech" with FCC cancelling his event.
Cost of a student's education at the institution will be around Rs 80,000 and facilities to be provided will cost Rs 50,000 in a year. All these will be provided free for children of Kashmiri pandits.
Over three decades and more but every now and then comes along an event, a stray remark or even a headline to rip open the scars for the families of the early victims of terrorism in Kashmir.
With a worldwide gross of Rs 331 crores, the film's box office collection is also pretty impressive and intriguing.
There are some things that you wanted to say for a long time but did not get a voice. I promise you, I will become your voice,” Vivek told the gathering.
'The Kashmir Files', written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri, stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Bhasha Sumbli and Darshan Kumaar.
The film will be heading to ZEE5 for its digital premiere, the date of which will be announced soon.