INTERVIEW: Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap’s latest offering “Bombay Velvet” might have not received a great opening, but the filmmaker has no regrets making the period crime drama.

According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma-starrer has collected Rs.10.30 crore since its release.

“It’s time to close the book and move on. It’s been a journey, as if one life is over with ‘Bombay Velvet’. A lot of people do not connect with it and a small number of people did… Maybe our experimenting with the narrative didn’t work for most but I firmly believe in the film,” Kashyap posted on Facebook on Sunday.

“This is the film I wanted to make and I am glad I got to make it. I am very happy that all those who have been part of this journey firmly stand with it. No, I am not depressed or hiding, this has taught us a lot and is my absolute personal favourite, there have been no regrets whatsoever,” he added.

Kashyap also thanked all those who were associated with “Bombay Velvet”.

“Thank you for your pride and love in what we did together, the process was beautiful and we have all come back richer from it. I think I am very rich today for having so many friends and people in my life and their faith.”

While many compared Kashyap’s work in “Bombay Velvet” to that of Ram Gopal Verma’s “Aag”, the filmmaker, however, did manage to receive some support from filmmakers Zoya Akhtar and Kunal Kohli.

Kashyap, who has previously made critically acclaimed films like “Gangs of Wasseypur”, “Dev.D” and “Ugly”, further added that leaving the criticism of “Bombay Velvet” behind, he is now looking forward to his next project and has no intentions to leave his director’s chair.

He posted: “Now let’s get on to the next and let’s kick a**. Films is what I breathe, what I live for, does not matter where I go and where I stay, I will only make films, and no I am not done with making films in and about my country, rest is just a little detour.

“’Bombay Velvet’ has been worth all the heart ache and pain and a memory to cherish for life… The Applause or Brickbats do not matter, what matters is who is standing in the arena. I WILL BE BACK.”