Anupam Kher reacted to Anurag Kashyap’s comment that films aren’t doing good business because people do not have money to buy tickets.
Anupam Kher has reacted to Anurag Kashyap’s remark that even some good films are not performing well in theatres these days because people do not have a lot of money owing to the economic slump in India, and they want to spend it carefully. Anupam, whose film The Kashmir Files is the highest-grossing Hindi film of 2022 and his latest Telugu release Karthikeya 2 is also performing well at the box office, said Anurag has been proven wrong about his statement.
In a recent interview, Anupam said that Anurag Kashyap’s opinion is not important to him. The actor also noted that he thinks people are not going to theatre due to lack of content rather than lack of money.
Anupam told Siddharth Kannan, “Why should I legitimise his statement by answering that question? It’s not important to me what he thinks, it’s not important what he believes. This country gives him complete freedom of speech, and he exercises that. But he has been proven wrong about it.”
The actor added, “You can’t find plane tickets these days, you can’t buy tickets for good films because the halls are packed. Malls and five-star hotels are overflowing with people. The parking lots are full, roads are jammed with cars. What does he mean there’s no money? People are just spending intelligently. People want to see good content.” He also noted that while he doesn’t think the Hindi film industry is ‘ailing,’ he believes it needs a change in its approach as the audience was introduced to diverse new content and a lot of choices during the coronavirus pandemic.