'We Failed Ranbir Kapoor': Anurag Kashyap

The director feels he let Kapoor Jr. down with Bombay Velvet
'We Failed Ranbir Kapoor': Anurag Kashyap
Ranbir Kapoor; Anurag Kashyap

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Anurag Kashyap has been getting rave reviews for his villainous act in Akira but this has apparently not let him forget about the debacle of Bombay Velvet.

In a recent interview he was quoted saying, “I had gone into depression after Bombay Velvet. There was a time I started feeling that the floods are because of me, the drought is because of me, the accidents here and there are happening because of Anurag Kashyap. People have attacked me and rightly so. But I have learnt from my mistakes. I don’t think I will ever try making a film like Bombay Velvet anymore where the production costs will become invisible. Creating Mumbai in itself meant so much money and I didn’t realise it then.”

He also said that he feels responsible for the flak lead actor Ranbir Kapoor received. Anurag 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. 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.”

When asked if the films failure affected his relationship with Ranbir he said, “Not at all. We keep talking and when I read stories about us fighting, we laugh it off.”