Director Anurag Kashyap’s movie ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ might not be setting the box-office rolling like ‘Rowdy Rathore’ but in its own way it’s been successful at the box-office.
“We thought that people were liking the film, but in the first three days, we didn't collect so much. But even that collection has been the biggest of my life. The kind of film this is and the kind of actors there are, the collection was big,” said Anurag Kashyap to a daily.
The director, who has already delivered hits with ‘Dev D’ and ‘Udaan’, said expecting Rs.100 Crores was a bit too much.
“Rs.100 crore is too much of an expectation. If it happens, it is good. I want that whoever has worked in the film should earn a lot of money,” he said.
“This comparison is unfair. If you compare my film with ‘3 Idiots’, then I should compare that with ‘Avengers’. See the picture according to its budget,” he added.
Given the cast and budget, the director is happy with the way the movie has performed.
“It is a film where barring Manoj, people don't know anyone. In addition, the film had everything going against it - the two parts, one part being an incomplete story, the kind of language and adult certificate. People see the negative points more. So, even if we don't cross Rs.100 crore, it is fine with us,” he said.
“I have got acceptance after a long time and I am happy. I always wanted to get accepted for the films I make. A lot of directors, who I think very high off, have called me (to congratulate). Bachchan saab also (Amitabh Bachchan) tweeted (praising the film). It made so much of a difference,” he added.
“A lot of things have happened with the film. I also got the freedom to make a film which I believe in," said Kashyap adding that he did without any "market pressure",” he further added.
“This is the only way this kind of cinema will go ahead and we would be able to do new things,” he concluded.