Anupam Chero commented on Anurag Kashyap’s comment that even some good movies don’t do well in cinemas these days because of the economic slump in India, people don’t have much money and want to spend it cautiously. Anupam, whose film The Kashmir Files is the highest-grossing Hindi film of 2022 and his latest Telugu release Karthikeya 2 is also doing well at the box office, said Anurag was wrong about his statement. Read also| Anupam Kher says Southern movies ‘tell stories’ while Bollywood ‘sells stars’
In a recent interview, Anupam said that: Anurag Kashyaphis opinion is not important to him. The actor also noted that he thinks people don’t go to the theater because of lack of content rather than lack of money.
Anupam told Siddharth Kannan, “Why should I legitimize his statement by answering that question? It doesn’t matter to me what he thinks, it doesn’t matter what he believes. This country gives him complete freedom of speech, and he exercises that But he has been proven otherwise.”
The actor added: “You can’t find plane tickets these days, you can’t buy tickets to good movies because the screens are full. Shopping malls and five-star hotels are overflowing with people. The parking lots are full, roads are jammed with cars. What does he mean by that there is no money? People just spend smart. People want to see good content.” He also noted that while he doesn’t think the Hindi film industry is “ill”, he does believe that its approach needs to be changed as audiences have been introduced to various new content and many choices during the coronavirus pandemic.
Several big-budget and highly anticipated Bollywood movies failed to hit the box office this year, even as South Indian films like KGF 2 and RRR did record-breaking business. Commenting on the slump ahead of the release of his film Dobaaraa, Anurag Kashyap told News 18: “I agree that in the recent past there have been some good films that have not worked, but we also need to understand that we are going through an economic crisis.” The malaise in the country. Fundamental things like biscuits and paneer are taxed these days. Do you think people will buy expensive movie tickets until they’re sure the movie will captivate them?”
Anupam’s strong reaction to Anurag’s statement also comes after the filmmaker said in an interview that he hopes The Kashmir Files will not be selected as India’s official entry for the Oscars this year. The film’s director, Vivek Agnihotri, had also responded to Anurag’s comment, criticizing him for judging the film without seeing it.
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