Rishi Kapoor referred Anurag Basu and Anurag Kashyap as “monkeys” for unable to handle big budget films with his son Ranbir Kapoor recently on a TV show hosted by Neha Dhupia.
Senior Kapoor is buzzing on social media as soon as he entered into this new world. He is known to be opinionated.
Similarly Rishi Kapoor is going through a hard phase as his family run studio RK Studio was badly hit by massive fire recently along with his new flop film Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi, which could not make any mark in Box office. The actor seems to vomit out his flames by slamming two film maers of Bollywood namely Anurag Basu and Anurag Kashyap.
Neha Dhupia’s show No Filter Neha has Rishi Kapoor as her guest for one episode, the host played a game with Rishi which required him to talk for one minute about a subject she’d provide. Not one to pass up gossip, she gave him one word to go off on: Anurag and here is what came out straight from his heart :
“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 tail 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,” he ranted.
This is not the first time senior Kapoor took potshots on these two directors. Just after the release of Jagga Jasoos, Kapoor had expressed his utter disappointment with the director Anurag Basu and held him responsible for the ill fate of the film.
Rishi Kapoor has been on the news previously for criticizing Rahul Gandhi’s ‘dynasty politics’ speech at Berkeley and for updating fans about the RK Studios fire via his tweets. The ever-active and ever-blasting Kapoor doesnot care to be diplomatic while giving his opinion on any trending topic, rather he make sure he will speak loud and clear to the world.
Now it would be interesting to wait and see what Ranbir and the two Anurags have to say about Kapoor’s statements.