“Bollywood Killed Filmmakers Who Were Rooted”-Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap is one director who often speaks his heart out. Recently at an event, he opened up about what do Bollywood films lack as compared to South films.

Anurag slams filmmakers

Anurag Kashyap is considered the most successful filmmaker in Bollywood. He has given us several hits and his work has often touched the right chords of the hearts of the filmy fans. He usually never shies away from speaking his mind out and expressing his opinion.


We all have witnessed how in recent months, South films have emerged as a winner at the box office and have performed much better than many Bollywood films. The debate of Bollywood vs South has been going on for quite some time now. And now at a recent event, Anurag was asked to state the factor which Bollywood films are lacking and he poured his heart out.

Answering this question, Anurag said that the monopoly is over. “It’s like how we look at Hollywood, It’s because the English language is more universal. They think Hindi has more bandwidth and is more universal, but it’s not the truth. Now it’s like cameras are accessible, the camera has gone 4k to 6k to god knows where. You can find local actors, you don’t need so many ppl to make films. Likewise, it is very similar to what I say the regional political parties will emerge. There is no central binding force.

Filmmakers are not rooted

“When people now know that they can be heard and someone asked me from down there, I said you can make a film from anywhere today and that’s where the strongest films will come from. Bollywood was never rooted. It was always catering to a mass audience. There are some filmmakers who were rooted but they, now, do not exist. As an industry, it was never rooted.”


On the work front, it was revealed by a publication that director Karthik. K, known to be an associate director on Shankar’s landmark films like Shivaji, Aparichit, and 2.0 is set to make his directorial debut with a film set against the backdrop of economic fugitives in India. The film will be based on real-life scams by top businessmen like Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, and Mehul Choksi. And now, it is reported that the makers are in advanced talks with Anurag Kashyap to play the character of Vijay Mallya in the film.