Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap recently spoke about the time when he suffered depression after her movie Maximum City got shelved. During an interview with the Washington Post, Anurag revealed that he was very proud of his project Maximum City and wanted to release it in the OTT space. However, when the movie was shelved and it was not streamed on Netflix, it impacted his health. He not only suffered from depression but also suffered two heart attacks.
Anurag Kashyap said, “It was my best work. I’ve never done such honest, important work.” The director further said that it was shelved as Netflix backed out of the project. This affected him and he went into depression, started drinking heavily and had two heart attacks after that. “Maximum City was where all my energy went. I was heartbroken. I totally lost it“, he added. The Gangs of Wasseypur director also criticised the streaming space and said, “Streaming was finally the space I was waiting for. The disappointment is it was supposed to be a revolution, but it was not. Like social media, it was supposed to empower people, but it became a tool.”
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Anurag exclusively told us, “He really wanted to do Bombay Velvet and he remembered all the dialogues.” When asked why it didn’t happen, Anurag said, “It took me a long time to understand that films jo hoti hai choti choti but hamari kam budget ki thi. The film got sold at a very high cost and the selling I was not part of. When the film was sold at a high cost to make the film it wasn’t sustainable.
“I have tried very hard, I tried so hard that I even postponed the shooting of Bombay Velvet and went on and shot Ugly. Hoping things would get right at that time because Ranveer also started shooting for Lootera at that time. I waited and then I went for advice and everyone told me I was wrong in chasing it.” Adding the cost of production was rising and hence, he had to shoot the movie.