Mr Yashendra Prasad, director of the hour-long film which was screened at the 4th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala claims that he has found evidence that Jesus played a role in the birth of Mahayana Buddhism.
Prasad claimed that his film "is a historical exploration of the hypotheses that Jesus spent his last days in Kashmir." “There are many ancient Pali, Sanskrit and Arabic texts and inscriptions that hint that the prophet Yuza Asaf buried in the tomb is none other than Jesus. It is perhaps the most mysterious place in the whole world," he added.
The film claims that Jesus might not have been killed and died of crucifixion, but escaped and travelled from Palestine to India. “I have seen texts that refer to this prophet who was much revered in Kashmir," said the director. “He interacted with Vedic and Buddhist scholars and kings including Gopananda, Shalivahan and the Great Kanishka, who issues a coin in his honour.
“We are just exploring a hypotheses in the film, but its message is that the great prophets did not try to divide society but unite it," said Mr Prasad.