I am not depressed or hiding, Anurag Kashyap on ‘Bombay Velvet’ debacle


Anurag Kashyap’s magnum opus ‘Bombay Velvet’ miserably failed at the box-office. Audience did not shower their love on the film and it ended with a bitter result at the ticket counter. Anurag breaks his silence over ‘Bombay Velvet’ debacle, saying he is not depressed by the lukewarm response to the ambitious project.

The Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma starrer ‘Bombay Velvet’ released on Friday opened with mixed review and tepid response.

"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.

"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.

Not bothered with the outcome of his movies, Anurag said that he will continue to make 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."

"...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 that "Bombay Velvet" was worth the risk and "the applause or brickbats" do not matter. The director assured that he will keep on experimenting 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.