Basking in the glory of the
success of Gangs of Wasseypur
, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap says
he is happy the way the film has performed at the box office
and that he never aimed at the Rs 100 crore mark.
Directed, produced and co-written by Anurag Kashyap,
Gangs of Wasseypur
, a crime film, explores a revenge saga
through the socio-political dynamics in a place called
Wasseypur in North India about the coal and scrap trade mafia.
Read: Gangs of Wasseypur leads to outrage in original Wasseypur town
"Though people liked the film, in the first three
days we did not do so much collections. But even then, the first
three days' collection has been the biggest collection of my
life. The kind of film this is and the kind of actors there
are, the collection was big for us," Kashyap told reporters
here last night at the success party of Gangs of Wasseypur
"It is a film where barring Manoj Bajpai people don't
know anyone. Plus, the film had everything going against it
like the two parts, one part being an incomplete story, then
the kind of language it had, adult certificate. You know
people see the negative points more," he said.
The two-part revenge saga stars Manoj Bajpai,
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda, Reema Sen and
On if he aimed at Rs 100 crore mark at the box office,
Kashyap says, "It (Rs 100 crore) is too much of an
expectation. But if it happens then it is good. Even if we
don't cross Rs 100 crore, it is fine. All I want is that
whoever has worked on the film should make profit, everybody
should earn money."
did so much business in one show what 3
made totally at the box office. If you compare my film
with 3 Idiots
, then I should compare that with Avengers
So this comparison is unfair. I think one must see the film
according to its budget," he said.
The filmmaker revealed that the two part film was made
at a budget of Rs 18.50 crore and it did a business of Rs
Several B-town celebrities praised the movie including
megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who took to twitter to appreciate
"I have got acceptance after a long time and I am
happy about it. I wanted to get accepted for the films I make.
A lot of directors who I think very highly off, have called me.
Bachchan Saab (Amitabh Bachchan) tweeted also and it made so
much of a difference. Also, Ekta Kapoor loved the film...she
called me up," Kashyap said.
The second part of Gangs of Wasseypur
screens on August 8.