Anurag Kashyap’s most ambitious project starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar, Bombay Velvet released last week and well, the film has turned out to be one of the biggest disasters in the history of Bollywood. While critics panned the movie, the audience labelled it as the worst movie of the year.
Handling the criticism extremely well, director Anurag Kashyap took to social media to express his thoughts on the same. The actor said, “Its time to close the book and move on. its 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 when the shock of the narrative wears down , you will revisit it in the calm of your homes and will get into it. Maybe our experimenting with the narrative didn’t work for most but I firmly believe in the film. 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 further added, “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. 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. Bombay Velvet has been worth all the heart ache and pain and a memory to cherish for life. I love you all so much and I also feel all your love. Let my silence not worry any of you. I am solid, we are solid. The Applause or Brickbats do not matter, what matters is who is standing in the arena. its us who go out there and risk it, its us who choose not to take the easy route, its us who stand tall when they let the lions loose on us, we are and will be the gladiators, lets just keep playing the sport.. lets continue reinventing, lets give everything our best. and like Schwarznegger said, I WILL BE BACK..”