Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor is known not only for his acting but also for speaking in a fearless manner and for not mincing his words at all. We have seen in the past that he has used his Twitter account as a medium to slam and criticise those with whom he doesn’t agree or who make him angry.
This time when he went to give an interview at actress Neha Dhupia’s podcast No Filter Neha, he was fearless as a wounded lion and slammed Anurag (both Basu and Kashyap) for making disastrous movies of big budget with his son Ranbir.
In one of the segments, Neha gave Rishi a word “Anurag” and asked him to speak on it for a minute.
Rishi used this moment to bring out his frustration on both the directors and criticized them left and right.
In the words of Rishi Kapoor,
“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 tale 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.”
This is not the first time that Rishi Kapoor has come heavily on Anurag Basu. Earlier also during an interview to Mumbai Mirror, he blamed Anurag Basu for the failure of Jagga Jasoos and his unorganised manner of working and claimed that the director not even completed the movie. Rishi said, “He’s such an irresponsible director that he doesn’t complete the film.” Ranbir Kapoor not only acted as the main lead in the movie but also produced it.
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