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'The Vaccine War': An Ode To Indian Scientists

Team VCinema |Saturday, 19 Nov 2022 - 11:53 AM

Vivek Agnihotri The Vaccine War
Vivek Agnihotri The Vaccine War

‘The Kashmir Files’ director ridiculed allegations of the movie being made at the behest of a political party

Bollywood director Vivek Agnihotri became a household name after the pan-Indian success of his film ‘The Kashmir Files’. Based on a first-hand account of the genocide perpetrated against the Kashmiri Pandits in the valley, the movie struck a chord with every Indian across the globe.

Vivek is now busy with his latest offering - ‘The Vaccine War’, which will hit the theatres on August 15, 2023. Anupam Kher, one of the lead actors of ‘The Kashmir Files’, will also be part of the film. The movie is being bankrolled by Abhishek Agarwal and actor-producer Pallavi Joshi, Vivek's wife. 

In an interview with a leading English daily, Vivek confirmed that the film is not about Covid-19 and revealed what triggered him to make ‘The Vaccine War’. “The shooting of The Kashmir Files was delayed because of the pandemic and lockdown. I was very upset and frustrated and did some research on Covid. That’s when I realised the incredible effort of Indian scientists and doctors who selflessly worked round-the-clock to come up with a suitable vaccine. They sacrificed everything for this noble pursuit, raced against time, and saved millions of lives. It was nothing short of a war, hence the title,” said Vivek.

He further debunked the claims that the film was being made at the behest of the ruling party at the Centre. He questioned, “What does any political outfit have to do with a film on vaccines intended to showcase the achievements of our scientists to the world?” 

Updated date:  Saturday, 19 Nov 2022 - 11:53 AM

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