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12-08-2010, 11:13 PM #1
Anurag Kashyap blames Big B for film delay…
Film-maker Anurag Kashyap has claimed that Amitabh Bachchan used his clout to delay the release of Chittagong to benefit Abhishek’s KHJJS so that KHJJS could get enough eyeballs. This had in turn stirred a controversy.
Shonali Bose’s small-budget film Chittagong that is based on the same subject and stars Manoj Bajpai as the revolutionary Surjya Sen, was meant to release in October, but it was delayed due to reasons unclear. But now, Anurag Kashyap, has thrown light on the reasons.
Kashyap has posted a comment on a social networking site, alleging that Big B is responsible for pushing the release of Shonali Bose’s Chittagong, which is being directed by her husband Bedabrata.
“See Chittagong, a far superior film made on the same subject as Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey… At 1/8 th the cost, far superior actors and immense passion… Producers decided to sit on it, because of a phone call from someone, because that someone was trying desperately to save his son’s career… welcome to Bollywood, where whose son you are outshines all the hard work and passion and potential and talent. KHJJS came and went, now what?”
There can be no doubt that the “someone” referred to in the post is Amitabh Bachchan.
Big B, it seems is quite irked as well. When asked if he had indeed made a call to stall the release of Chittagong, Bachchan said, “This is incorrect and baseless and I do not wish to dignify this undignified remark by commenting on it.”
Meanwhile, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey is a flop....being a human...