Gangs of Wasseypur director Anurag Kashyap says he feels responsible for the falling graph of Ranbir Kapoor, who was once at the top of the game in Bollywood.
Anurag’s brother Abhinav Kashyap’s Besharam in 2013 put a break on Ranbir’s winning streak, who until then was riding high on success with hits like Wake Up Sid, Barfi and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. His career took a bigger beating when Anurag’s magnum opus Bombay Velvet (2015) bombed at the box office.
“Both Bombay Velvet and Besharam affected me personally. All these things (downfall of Ranbir’s career) affected me as you take responsibility for the work you do. I feel responsible for that thing,” said Anurag when asked about Ranbir’s fall.
“I think Ranbir is one of the finest actors and he was willing to experiment. We failed him collectively, a lot of us failed him,” he said.
Post Besharam and Bombay Velvet, reports had even cropped up that how the Kashyap brothers brought the career of Barfi actor plummeting.
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Though the two films bombed at the box office, it hasn’t changed personal equation between the director and the actor.
“Yes we talk normally now also,” Anurag said.
When asked if there is any project lined up with Ranbir, the Gangs of Wasseypur director said currently there are no such plans.
“He is committed to a lot of things like Raju Hirani’s film, Jagga Jasoos (with Anurag Basu), Ayan Mukherji’s film. He is busy for next two years,” he added.
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