Anurag Kashyap is counted among the finest and most popular directors in Punjabi Film Industry who know their craft well. And the director is soon going to hit the silver screens with his upcoming movie Dobaaraa. The film stars Taapsee Pannu in the leading role and has been creating quite a buzz all around.
The duo is continuing to appear in interviews to promote their upcoming movie. And in one of the recent interviews, Anurag Kashyap went unfiltered with his opinions and bold statements. He was asked about the boycott culture and the failure of Bollywood.
To this, Anurag boldly stated that it is not Bollywood that’s only failing. In fact movies in the south Indian Industry are also miserably failing. He asked the interviewer if he remembers how many south Indian movies were released last week.
Not only this, but Anurag also went on to bluntly blame India’s miserable economic condition for the failure of Cinema. He feels that people do not have money to spend on movie tickets.
Anurag stated, “Nobody is lacking. How do you know South movies are working? One film worked in Kannada and Tamil and two each in Hindi and Telugu. You wouldn’t know the names of Telugu, same in Tamil and Kannada films, that released over past few weeks. That is because films are not working there either. The main problem is that people do not have the money.”
Anurag then also went on to slam the GST on various food and products and quoted the example of GST on Paneer. “You are paying GST on paneer. You are paying GST on your food. The calls for boycott, boycott Bollywood, boycott this and that ..all those trend so you may get distracted (from the real issue). And, with their money, people wish to spend on a film when they are completely sure the film will be liked by all. Or, if people have been waiting for the film for years”, said Anurag
Anurag also described what he feels is the reason behind some of the highest grossing Indian movies of this year. He quoted RRR, KGF: Chapter 2, and even Bollywood movies; Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, and Gangubai.
The Gangs Of Wasseypur director quoted, “RRR for example, people have been waiting for SS Rajamouli’s film ever since Baahubali. KGF 2 was also a much-awaited film, ever since the success of KGF. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was also a sequel and people were waiting. Now, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Gangubai Kathiawadi, people stepped out and watched it because of the good word of mouth. The film picked over time.”
If you wish to watch the entire interview, you can watch it here.
This director-actor duo is coming back to hit the silver screens soon with the upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Dobaaraa’. Both Taapsee and Anurag are making headlines ahead of their film’s release. The promotions of Dobaaraa are going in full swing. The Anurag Kashyap directorial Dobaaraa is set to release on 19 August.