Anurag Kashyap Exposed Amitabh Bachchan of Delaying “Chittagong” to Help Abhishek Bachchan’s Career
People often compare Anurag Kashyap to Quentin Tarantino because they have similar styles as filmmakers. When it comes to their films, they each have a distinct perspective, and neither is hesitant to call a spade a spade. But the actor from “AK vs AK” quickly and openly criticized Amitabh Bachchan, which led to a discussion about nepotism. He highlighted the unfairness in Bollywood almost twenty years ago, even before Kangana Ranaut entered the industry!
Interestingly, “Chittagong” was supposed to be released in 2010. However, it was delayed by the release of another film with a similar premise, “Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey,” starring Abhishek Bachchan and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. According to Anurag Kashyap, Amitabh Bachchan allegedly had a part in postponing “Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey” to ensure his son’s film would be released first.
Anurag Kashyap, according to a Reddit thread, wrote about the event on his blog, criticising Amitabh Bachchan for interfering with the release of “Chittagong.” According to Kashyap, “See ‘Chittagong,’ a far greater film done on the same theme as ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’… Producers opted to sit on it because of a phone call from someone, someone quickly wanting to save his son’s career… Welcome to Bollywood, where your ancestry is more important than your hard work, enthusiasm, potential, and ability. “‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ came and went; what now?”
Anurag Kashyap’s statements triggered a debate over nepotism and prompted concerns about the impact of family connections in the Bollywood business. What do you think of Anurag Kashyap’s remarks and their likely target, Amitabh Bachchan?