After receiving bad reviews for Bombay Velvet, Anurag Kashyap took to Facebook to write a rather moving post in his defence. Ram Gopal Varma, in return, took to Twitter to take a sly potshot at the director accusing him of being ‘self obsessed. What ensued was a scathing Twitter fight that both will later wish never happened. Also Read - Twitter vs Koo: Nigeria government joins India's Koo app after Twitter’s ban in the country
Varma wrote on Twitter, “A director standing by his film rejected by the audience is like him telling a girl – I love myself and I don’t care if you don’t love me.” This triggered off the Twitter war, with both men throwing silent blows at each other in a narcissistic but clean-bowled kind of a manner.
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This tweet war was the result of Bombay Velvet bombing at the box office, and Kashyap defending his views on Facebook. He also said that the half-hearted response of the film won’t stop him from making films. “Maybe when the shock of the narrative wears down, you will revisit it in the calm of your homes and will get into it. Maybe our experimenting with the narrative didn’t work for most but I firmly believe in the film. This is the film I wanted to make and I am glad I got to make it.” Also Read - Twitter ban: India's alternative Koo now available in Nigeria
Kashyap also clarified that, “No I am not depressed or hiding, this has taught us a lot and is my absolute personal favourite, there have been no regrets whatsoever.”
The periodic drama film starring Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma hit theatres on May 15. Kashyap ended his post Terminator style, “Bombay Velvet has been worth all the heart ache and pain and a memory to cherish for life. The Applause or Brickbats do not matter, what matters is who is standing in the arena. And like Schwarznegger said, I WILL BE BACK..” He added
Read Kashyap’s full Facebook post below: