Director and film maker Vivek Agnihotri is in news because of his movie 'The Kashmir Files'. Lets find out some interesting facts about him.
Agnihotri studied at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication before enrolling at Harvard Extension School for a Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management.
Agnihotri started his career with the advertising agencies Ogilvy and McCann and served as creative director for campaigns of Gillette and Coca Cola.
In 2018, Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri claimed that had received threats for using the name Mohammad in his short film
Mohammad and Urvashi
Agnihotri debuted in Bollywood with
(2005), a remake of the 1995 Hollywood neo-noir crime thriller
The Usual Suspects starring Irfan Khan, Suil Shetty etc.
In 2018 Tanushree Dutta accused Agnihotri of inappropriate behaviour during its filming. He allegedly asked her to strip and dance to give expression cues to her male co-star.
Agnihotri denied the allegations as "false and frivolous", and filed a defamation case against Dutta. Sattyajit Gazmer, the film's assistant director, also disputed Tanushree's allegations.
Agnihotri is married to Indian actor Pallavi Joshi and has two children including a daughter. He has described himself as a supporter of PM Narendra Modi.
On 15 September 2020, Agnihotri was appointed as the cultural representative at Indian Council for Cultural Relations. He would represent Indian Cinema at ICCR.
His latest movie The Kashmir Files performing very good at box office and have collected 26 crores in its first 3 days despite getting less screens.