Last week, Deepika Padukone threw a happening party for the success of her latest film Piku. Ironically, it coincided with the thundering failure of Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet.
But that didn’t deter Kashyap from braving the party mood at a time when his producers are looking at heavy losses.
Says a filmmaker friend, “There was absolutely no sign of any regret in Anurag. In fact he was hardly speaking about it. He did mention his plans of moving to Paris to some friends. But we feel he’s just saying that because of what has happened to Bombay Velvet. Interestingly Kashyap’s colleagues at Phantom, the company of which he helms along with Vikas Bahl, Vikramditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena stand by Kashyap even after the Bombay Velvet debacle.
One of them spoke in Kashyap’s defense, “Every great filmmaker makes one such box office disaster during his lifetime which future generations recognize as a classic. Raj Kapoor made Mera Naam Joker, Guru Dutt made Kagaz Ke Phool, Sanjay Bhansali made Saawariya.
Bombay Velvet is Kashyap’s failed masterpiece. We are very proud of it. We’re soon announcing Anurag’s next film.”