Mumbai: The Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival panel discussion was held recently in which Bollywood filmmakers included Nitesh Tiwari, Ayan Mukerji, Anurag Kashyap, Kabir Khan and Alankrita Shrivastava were present. The ace directors interacted with audience and talked about their work at the event.
The panel discussion events went off quite well till a fan asked a question that irked Anurag. The event was hosted by Rajeev Masand and Anupama Chopra. During the discussion, a fan asked Why directors focus on budgets and star cast instead of good content?
This question didn’t go down well with Anurag, and he said: “When people in the audience go ahead to watch films which are high on content, directors will start giving less importance to big budgets and big stars.”
The fan went ahead and said: “I do watch small budget films.”
Anurag replied: “Sir, sirf aapke akele film dekhne se mere film ka ek shot bhi pura nahi ho sakta [You watching a film will not finance even a single shot of my film]. It’s that everyone needs to go (and watch such films).”
While Anurag was trying to explain his version, the fan kept on interrupting him. Anurag then lost his cool as he said: “Sir, aapko answer sunna hai ya apna hi batate rehna hai?”
Watch video here :
Note: Anurag Kashyap loses his cool between 1.00-1.35
Video courtesy: Bollywood zoom