Rishi Kapoor blasts ‘monkeys’ Anurag Kashyap, Anurag Basu for delivering Ranbir’s biggest flops
Rishi Kapoor is having a busy week. His new film, Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi couldn’t make much of an impression with either critics or audiences, his family studio (RK Studios) was hit by a tragic fire, he was trolled for commenting on Rahul Gandhi’s Berkeley speech, and now, the actor has stoked the flames again by slamming two Anurags - Kashyap and Basu.
In an episode of Neha Dhupia’s podcast, the host played a game with Rishi which required him to talk for one minute about a subject she’d provide. Not one to pass up gossip, she gave him one word to go off on: Anurag.
Rishi did her one better.
“Anurag? There is Anurag Kashyap, who made Bombay Velvet, but he made a better film in Gangs Of Wasseypur, I couldn’t understand head or tail of Bombay Velvet. And then there was Basu who made Barfi an outstanding film. I am so happy he took my son for it. My son got great recognition for the film and then he made this Gajja Jasoos..what Jagga Jasoos whatever.. which he made a total mess of. It was as messy as my pronunciation was. He probably got indulged too much. I guess both the Anurags got indulged in their films. You know when they are good enough to work on certain budget and suddenly they are given huge budgets in hand so bandar ke haath mein khilona nahin aa jaata hai, he goes absolutely berserk. So I think that’s what actually happened with both these guys. They were given budgets they could not handle and I guess it happens. It happens with every director, every actor you can’t have a hundred percent record anyway…So it happens,” he ranted (via Bollywood Life).
He’d previously openly commented on Anurag Basu’s chaotic work ethic, blaming it for the failure of Jagga Jasoos, his son Ranbir’s first film as producer.”He’s such an irresponsible director that he doesn’t complete the film,” Rishi had said in a Mumbai Mirror interview.
Both Anurags have directed Ranbir in two of his career’s biggest flops. Bombay Velvet topped out at Rs 43 crore against a Rs 120 crore budget, while Jagga Jasoos made Rs 83 crore against a Rs 130 crore budget.
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