Anurag Kashyap breaks his silence after Bombay Velvet tanks at the box office

Anurag Kashyap’s latest film ‘Bombay Velvet’ is the biggest Bollywood disaster of all time. The film starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar, was received poorly both by the critics and the audience.

The director took to social media website Facebook to express his thoughts on the ‘Bombay Velvet’ debacle.

“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 also thanked everyone who was associated with the film

“I want to thank Fox Star, Phantom, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya, Madhu Mantena, Vivek Agrawal, Sonal Sawant Rajeev Ravi Kunal Sharma Gyan Prakash Vasan Bala, Thani Mudaliar Niharika Bhasin Khan and team Deepika Gandhi Kshipra Jain Prerna Saigal Thelma Schoonmaker , Bharati Bahrani Padmini Nandakumar, Karuna Dutt , Smrutika Panigrahi Saqib Pandor Kulish Kant Thakur Vicky Barmecha, Sabrina Khan, Utsav Singh Hada Vyshakh RV , Dhara Jain Chuck Picerni Shilpa Srivastava Vishal Tyagi, Naveen Reddy, Navit Dutt Prana Studios, Mehma Sachdeva Kunal Ahuja, Mukti Mohan Neeti Mohan Amit Trivedi, Krutee Desai-Trivedi Amitabh Bhattacharya, Shaira Kapoor Shikha Kapur and teamErrol Kelly and team, Vijay Singh, Pathak, Harsh Kapoor, Satyadeep Misra, Kay Kay Menon, RK (Ranbir Kapoor), Anushka, Karan, Manish Prakash Chaudhari, Vivaan, Vicky Kaushal and all the actors, Shrikant Desai and team, everyone else who i can’t find on my Facebook, Every one who believed in the dream and lived it together, Ranjan Singh who stood behind us, Tanvi Gandhi, and the Film Team from Srilanka, Sarada Narayan Madhulika Jalali Gabriel Georgiou Puneet, Soumyajit Nandy , thank you all of you, and all the others who i can’t think of at the moment.”

“Thank you for your pride and love in what we did together, the process was beautiful and we have all come back richer from it. i think i am very rich today for having so many friends and people in my life and their faith. now lets get on to the next and lets kick ass. 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..”




  • @Nipun- Dont loose your cool, & your reason that Gabbar got bad reviews but still ppl went to watch it coz it had a popular star doesn’t make sense coz Ranbir is also quite popular these days.

    @SRK fan- I totally agree with u

  • @where are @Rnbir rox @rock star and Arjun Kapoor. they must be hiding their face some where in cinema under their seats.

  • anurag kashyap forgot to thank indicine and its esteemed heroes who do their own whodunnit for the work they did in preparing for a royal entrance for the film by expecting 12.5 cr.. ha ha ha
    indicine and its cronies were working really hard towards a 100 cr club

  • ak forgot to thank indicine and their faithful followers who pray daily for every films success star wise . and want all films to do 100 cr business as if they get 1 percent out of the share ..

    ha ha ha

  • @nipun: Worst movie according to me in recent times; HNY closely followed by Bang Bang and highly manipulated Krrish 3 ..

    All other movies in your list were far more superior then then these 3 listed.

  • @srkfan than what about chennai express …..?
    Deepika plus rohit shetty so if sid was hero than also it has cross 200 cr. ?
    I m nt hater of srk I know his is a super star but please don’t underestimate the power of Siddharth Malhotra. He is being better and better by Flims.
    So please srk fan do nt create negativity about other star otherwise you will create more haters of srk. .

  • These filmmakers mock the public’s liking for the masala entertainers and make arrogant statements that the indian public is fool.The Paisa paying public will continue spitting on the garbage offerings of these directors until they learn some humility

  • @vicky: but den that’s his problem why do you have to hate SRK? these fan wars are common we should watch a movie to get our self entertained, box office numbers is their look out.
    Go get yourself entertained.. forget these fans, overlook these comments. It’s not going to change anything.

  • for all those who are concerned about DIL DHADAKNE DO, it won’t fail. Yes, the promos haven’t been recieved greatly, but they ain’t as bad as BV either.

  • Did I comment on those who enjoyed Rawdy or Gabbar in the theatre?
    No, I am not at all mocking those people!

    I am talking against those who are calling it a CRAP even WITHOUT WATCHING it. They are JUST FOLLOWING AND SUPPORTING THE NEGATIVITY. They are calling it a Crap by just looking at the critics ratings, which are just average.

    So my question is, If you people are calling BV a crap just becoz of the negativity and average ratings, why cann’t you do the same for A film like Gabbar??

    I know it’s a foolishness by the producers to spend too much money on a not-so-mass-friendly film. But please, don’t call it a crap EVEN BEFORE WATCHING IT !

  • And according to someone, Ready, Ra one and Rawdy are way better than Krrish 3! It’s his opinion. Not many will agree with him unless they are senseless cinegoers like Navin or Ajikya or fake!

  • @nipun I am with u in case of dil dhadkhane do….it gonna be epic movie….although I agree Ranveer singh isn’t looking gud in trailers…as well songs aren’t that catchy…but that’s Zoya style…remember guys at the time of zindgi na milegi dobara??
    I have complete faith in Zoya anad Farhan Akhtar…they gonna make something good….

  • I agree some points with Nipun, We shouldn’t evaluate a movie without watching or by others opinion.
    The negativity of BV spread like a wildfire..
    I should say the makers were stupid and overconfident. An offbeat dark periodic drama film never excite majority of people… Even people who likes offbeat class movies hesitate to watch a film like that.
    If anurag wanted to experiment or to please critics (or may be for awards) then he should have reduce the budget…
    People go to the theater for entertainment, if the makers could do that,then the film is safe….
    The same time i appreciate the makers and Ranbeer for risking with an offbeat drama while some others are choosing secure remake,masala,multistarrer films only…

    Don’t worry, RK fans, Ranbeer will bounce back with a bigger success…

  • Hello. Ranbir Rox , rockstar, Arjun kapoor. Where are you guys. I really want to see your comments. I thinks the huge success of BV affect all of you. You guys must be celebrating it in special way. I very happy for all of you.

  • guyz listen..
    emraan hashmi is over now!!!
    n ranbir is a better actor
    but if he will again choose this kinda movie
    he will over too..
    n seriously hamari adhuri kahani will take a opening of 6-7 crores and will not collect more than 45 crores ..
    mark my words

  • i dont understand stregety of anurag kashyp budget 120….screen only 2600 as well film shoot old fashion…how can this possible movie collect more then budget …thats why movie goes to flop..!!

  • @vicky nice joke Sidharth Malhotra is new born star don’t overrate him Plz tell Me the opening of Hasee Toh phasee ???? lol

  • @Vicky Sidharth Malhotra is expressionless actor with just good looks & personality that doesn’t mean he is complete actor u think Ek Villian success credit should be given to him than ur a big fool it was Ritesh who Saved movie

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