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Business News/ News / Trends/  Ex-JNU Student Shehla Rashid applauds 'Article 370' movie, says ‘inside story of bloodless…’

Ex-JNU Student Shehla Rashid applauds 'Article 370' movie, says ‘inside story of bloodless…’

Former JNU student Shehla Rashid praises film Article 370 for portraying bloodless removal of Article 370 without disharmony. She lauds casting, action sequences, and strong female characters in the movie.

Ex JNU Student Shehla Rashid praises Article 370 filmPremium
Ex JNU Student Shehla Rashid praises Article 370 film

Shehla Rashid, a former student leader at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), has praised the film Article 370 and said that the film tells the inside story of the bloodless removal of Article 370 without creating disharmony.

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Taking to X (formerly Twitter), the ex-JNU student shared photos from the special screening and said, “Four stars to AdityaDharFilms’s 370 for casting (esp. Amit bhai), action sequences, strong female characters, and sensitivity. Tells the inside story of the bloodless removal of the paper wall named 370 without shrill rhetoric or creating disharmony. @yamigautam best wishes." 

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Shehla Rashid has been a vocal critic of the Modi government's decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's autonomous status on August 5, 2019, as well as its subsequent division into two Union territories. Despite her initial involvement, the former vice-president of the JNU Students' Union later withdrew her name from the list of petitioners. However, last year, she surprised many by offering praise to the Modi-led government at the Centre and the Lieutenant Governor for their efforts in improving the human rights situation in the region.

Also Read: Modi critic Shehla Rashid takes a U-turn on Kashmir, praises Centre for improved situation in J&K

Coming back to the film, as the Lok Sabha elections is just months away, many called the film as a propaganda of the ruling party. Speaking on this, Actor Yami Gautam said that there is no point in justifying the intent of her film to people who already have a preconceived notion. Recently, PM Modi while addressing a rally in Jammu also backed the film and said that the upcoming movie about Article 370 will be useful for people to get the correct information. “I do not know what the film is all about but yesterday I heard on TV that a film is coming on Article 370. Good, it will be useful for people to get correct information," the Prime Minister said.

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In an interview with news agency PTI, Gautam said, “If someone is calling it names... like 'propaganda', 'jingoism', and 'chest-thumping'... Any section that goes into theatres already thinking or carrying a preconceived notion that this is what it's about, you'll never be able to feel or enjoy the film. There is no point in justifying the film to them. I don't think the audience thinks about these things. This film is for the majority of the audience and we make films for the audience."

About Article 370

"Article 370", is produced by Aditya Dhar, renowned for his directorial work on "Uri: The Surgical Strike", which earned him the National Film Award for Best Director. Yami Gautam, Priyamani, and Arun Govil are among the star cast in the film. Yami Gautam essays the role of an intelligence agent in the movie, which revolves around the takedown of terrorism in Kashmir by rendering Article 370 ineffective.

(With agency inputs)

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Published: 23 Feb 2024, 09:06 AM IST
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