I have failed Ranbir Kapoor:Anurag Kashyap opens up like never before1,161 views
Anurag Kashyap has garnered lot praise for his villainy act in Akira. However, things weren’t this sunny when the director tasted a flop with Bombay Velvet and even today holds himself responsible for letting Ranbir down.
Notably, Ranbir has also worked with Anurag’s brother Abhinav in Besharam, which also failed at the box office.
Talking about the flak the actor faced post the movies, the 43-year-old filmmaker said, “I think we, as a team, have let him down in many ways. Ranbir is a fantastic artist, a brilliant human being and an actor who wanted to try out something different. He wanted to experiment which not many stars would want to do. And we failed him terribly. I feel completely responsible for this. “
Anurag further added, “Not just him, now when I hear studios shutting, I somewhere feel that I am definitely one of the reasons behind it. When the stories come up and there’s Bombay Velvet’s poster right at the top of the article, it does hurt.”
Anurag Singh Kashyap (born 10 September 1972) is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. Kashyap made his directorial debut with as yet unreleased Paanch, with Kay Kay Menon as the lead. As a filmmaker, he is known for Black Friday (2004), a controversial and award-winning Hindi film about the 1993 Mumbai bombings, followed by No Smoking (2007), Dev D (2009), Gulaal (2009), That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011) and Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). As a screenwriter, he wrote the scripts for the Filmfare Award-winning Satya (1998) and the Academy Award-nominated Canadian film Water (2005). He founded his film production company, Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt. Ltd. in 2009.