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Anurag Kashyap Posted On Facebook That He Isn't Depressed Over How Badly "Bombay Velvet" Bombed

"Like Schwarzenegger said, I WILL BE BACK."

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Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's latest film "Bombay Velvet" released on Friday, May 15.

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And it did not get the kind of rave reviews Kashyap's films normally get. In fact, "Bombay Velvet" bombed at the box office and received terrible reviews.

Fans didn't ~particularly~ love the movie either...

After watching #BombayVelvet..!! Fans refund Money from @anuragkashyap72. OMG !! Too much negativity. @AnushkaSharma

Last week, in a profile called "The Runaway Director," India Today reported that Kashyap would be leaving Mumbai for Paris later this year. Many speculated that he was leaving Bollywood because of Bombay Velvet's dismal performance.

In light of all the hate and rumours, Kashyap posted a long message on his Facebook page yesterday, where he thanked a lot of people and clarified that he'll continue making films. Here's an excerpt from it.

"Films is what I breathe, what I live for. Does not matter where I go and where I stay, I will only make films, and no, I am not done with making films in and about my country. Rest is just a little detour. None of you need to worry about me. We have survived so much. Have been standing 22 years in the face of adversity and rejection.

The Applause or Brickbats do not matter. What matters is who is standing in the arena. It's us who go out there and risk it. It's us who choose not to take the easy route. It's us who stand tall when they let the lions loose on us. We are and will be the gladiators.

Lets just keep playing the sport. Let's continue reinventing. Let's give everything our best."


A few prominent subtweets were issued after the post too.

A director standing by his film rejected by the audience is like him telling a girl "I love myself and I don't care if you don't love me"

But they were Bye-Felipe'd right away.

@RGVzoomin sir i love you too much.. now put that Vodka aside and sleep.. lots of kisses

Read Kashyap's full Facebook post here:

Facebook: anuragkashyap1972