“Gangs of Wasseypur” has collected Rs 17 crores at the Indian box office in Week 1 and director Anurag Kashyap says it’s the biggest hit of his life.
“We thought that people were liking the film, but in the first three days, we didn’t collect so much. But even that has been the biggest of my life. The kind of film this is and the kind of actors there are, the collection was big,” Kashyap said at the success party of the film.
Talking about crossing 100 crores at the box office, Kashyap said “100 crore is too much of an expectation. If it happens, it is good. All I want is whoever has worked in the film should earn a lot of money.”
The gang war drama was based in Wasseypur in Dhanbad district, Jharkhand. The film didn’t have the presence of ‘star’ in the cast comprising of seasoned actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Piyush Mishra and newcomer Richa Chadha.
“It is a film where barring Manoj, people don’t know anyone. In addition, the film had everything going against it – the two parts, one part being an incomplete story, the kind of language and adult certificate. People see the negative points more. So, even if we don’t cross Rs 100 crore, it is fine with us,” he said.
Anurag Kashyap is popularly known for hit films like ‘Dev D’. He is presently working on ‘Gangs of Wasseypur 2’, which is scheduled to release on August 8th 2012.