Why Anurag Kashyap will not make another film like Black Friday

  • IANS, Panaji
  • Updated: Nov 24, 2015 14:56 IST
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was among the guests at the event.

Most of his fans consider it as one of his best works, but Anurag Kashyap does not want to make another film like Black Friday. The 2007 movie traced the events leading to the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.

Speaking during a session the NFDC Film Bazaar, Anurag Kashyap said, “We have just discovered the idea of biopics as it has worked in the recent times. But filmmakers need cover before starting the film as people get easily offended. Anyone can get up and stake claim to something that you have no idea about regarding the person... After the Black Friday incident, I’m not ready to go through it again.”

The director, whose movies are rarely the typical Bollywood love at first sight, added “When you start making such a movie, some people of society start questioning everything -- from your intention to your understanding without seeing the film. People might find a single word in a song offending... there is so much fear in them”.

The controversial film Black Friday was based on the Hussain Zaidi’s book Black Friday - The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts. The film was released in India in 2007, three years after its international outing, when the Supreme Court allowed the film to be shown in theatres, only after the TADA court passed its judgment in the case.

The maker of films like Gangs Of Wasseypur and Ugly questions “When books can narrate an incident freely why can’t films? Nobody questions a book”.

Anurag, whose last Bollywood outing with Bombay Velvet was a box office debacle, shared his experiences at a session named Re-creating Real Stories-- Crossing The Legal Bridge with filmmaker Ketan Mehta. The director, who has also ventured into production, is in awe with double standards against cinema. “News channel over-dramatize news and make it sensational, but when it is on screen, it is like anyone from any corner of the country can stand up and file a case. The constitution doesn’t think it is important to give cinema that kind of protection. It is so painful while you rare making a movie in the country,” he said.

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