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I am not depressed or hiding: ‘Bombay Velvet’ director Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap addressed the criticism regarding "Bombay Velvet", saying he is not depressed by the lukewarm response.

By: Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Published: May 17, 2015 5:37 pm
Anurag kashyap, Bombay Velvet Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap today addressed the criticism regarding his latest release “Bombay Velvet”, saying he is not depressed by the lukewarm response to the ambitious project.

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap today addressed the criticism regarding his latest release “Bombay Velvet“, saying he is not depressed by the lukewarm response to the ambitious project.

(Read: Is Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Bombay Velvet’ a flop already? Twitterati react)

The Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma-starrer period drama, which hit theatres this Friday, had a bad start at the box-office and has been slammed by certain sections in Bollywood.

“It’s time to close the book and move on. It has 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.

(Also Read: ‘Bombay Velvet’ review: Ranbir, Anushka shine only occasionally)

“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,” Kashyap, 42, wrote on Facebook.

Without giving out much details about his next move, the “Gangs of Wasseypur” helmer said he will continue making movies as “films is what I breathe, what I live for, does not matter where I go and where I stay, I will only make films.”

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“…No I am not done with making films in and about my country, rest is just a little detour. None of you need to worry about me, we have survived so much, have been standing 22 years in the face of adversity and rejection, and I am still free with my choices,” he said.

Kashyap said “Bombay Velvet” was worth the risk and “the applause or brickbats” do not matter. The director assured he will go on reinventing and will be back for sure.

“It’s us who go out there and risk it, it’s us who choose not to take the easy route, it’s us who stand tall when they let the lions loose on us, we are and will be the gladiators, let’s just keep playing the sport… Let’s continue reinventing, let’s give everything our best, and like
Schwarznegger said, I WILL BE BACK..,” he added.

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  1. C
    May 17, 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Bombay Velvet is a movie made with a lot of pion. It has technical brilliance, good performances and beautiful music. However, the movie's unusual narrative style did not appeal to the movie goers. Anurag Kashyap is a lover of good cinema and it's glad that he has not allowed the box office set back of Bombay Velvet to dampen his spirits. I am sure the team of Phantom will soon bounce back with Shandaar.
    1. L
      May 22, 2015 at 4:34 pm
      sometimes ur partner is lucky on u, and wen u hurt ur partner you get the karma back- ex- Ranbir, Anurag... hahaha
      1. S
        sunil lakhanpal
        May 18, 2015 at 4:45 pm
        Excellent film what a color texture and bombay lifestyle , fashion, pion,songs everything brilliant ... hollywood touch..
        1. P
          May 18, 2015 at 10:11 am
          what a flop film by anurag kashyap . we were not expecting any thing like that from you mr. kashyap
          1. K
            K Satish
            Jun 10, 2015 at 3:16 pm
            wouldn't it be batter if Bom-vet made black n white. I hope this will give exciting result if a BW print is still tr.
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