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..”



  • from whar it seems it was a motion less and emotionless picture with bad songs and people not looking their normal self.. karan johar looked karan johar only ranbeer did not look good with that hairstyle and anushka with wide lips looked pathetic .. also the production values werent visible ..on top of that a weird story from what it seems after watching first 15 mts

  • @nipun
    Dude if a masala movie like gabbar and Rowdy gets 3star then people consider it as good masala movie and watch them but if an awaited movie where people expect something different story gets just 3star then it is considered as an average flick without watching it…mind it

  • @JS wow. Great job man. You made my day by sharing that link. I couldn’t stop my laugh for 3 minutes. Thanks.

  • @ nipun, digest the fact that Bombay helmet is a disaster, it will be better for you, i am not a fan of ranbir, however, i dont dislike him either. He had the potential to be the next superstar with consecutive and deserving hits such as rockstar, barfi, yjhd. Then he did a blunder called besharam and now bombay helmet. He as long way to go before he matches the like of SRK, Salman, Aamir, Hritik and akshay. I am fan of Akshay and felt the same after joker, boss etc etc.
    And one more thing Akshays flop earn 70 crores, that is way more than the hits of the actors like ranveer singh, varun dhawan and many more

  • So the kindergarten dropout wannabe strict but not so smart critic thinks I am a senseless cinegoer coz my definition of going to the theatres is to be entertained n not fall asleep watching Lootera Maam or Nasha or Ragini Baby Doll or Mosquito Anguish or Non Flying Kites etc etc etc

    If I wanted to be bored by watching his crappy taste in cinema then I would sit at home infront of the tele watching National Geographic telling stories about the decline in Greeces Mosquito numbers since 2000 when the new Greek God came to the throne ie Rithik for less money than the price of a cinema ticket…!

  • @Beta of all khans you fool akshay’s flops make 70 crores??????????? get out of your dream. you call 40 crores and 20 crores movies as 70 crores flops????? TMK did only 50 crores tally excluding inflated collections. joker only made 20 crores lifetime. and dont compare ranbir with akshay as ranbir is much younger than him. if you want to compare them then compare akshay’s early career of 1990s with ranbir’s career now. then you will get the answer who is ahead of whom!!!!

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